The HCOP application for summer 2018 is now closed. The 2018 summer program is scheduled Thursday, June 14th through Saturday, July 28th

College Science Enrichment Program

The College Science Enrichment Program (CSEP) is a six-week summer experience created for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career as a behavioral health clinician, clinical laboratory scientist, clinical mental health counseling, dentist (pre-dent), exercise physiologist, physician (pre-med), occupational therapist, physical therapist, or physician assistant (PA).

We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.

HCOP professional studies programs include:

  • Behavioral health
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Clinical laboratory science
  • Clinical mental health counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant studies
  • Dentistry


The summer curriculum is free of cost and provides a stipend which helps to offset lost summer wages while also helping to cover room and board. Travel reimbursement for one round trip to Milwaukee may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Programming Includes:

  • DAT and MCAT preparation
  • Professional development and interactions with faculty
  • Hands-on experiences
  • Cross-cultural competency training
  • Mock Interviews


To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Be educationally and financially disadvantaged (see CSEP eligibility details below)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7

Educational Disadvantaged: You must meet at least one of the educational markers below:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Attended high school in Milwaukee Public Schools or Chicago Public Schools
  • Attended high school in a rural area (city population below 10,000)
  • Have below average academic performance needed (i.e. GPA, test scores) for admission into intended health profession program
  • Have an extreme personal, social, family, or environmental circumstance that you would like to explain in your personal statement

Financial Disadvantaged: Family Adjusted Gross income (AGI) must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for a student’s family size to be admitted into HCOP programs.

2017 Federal Poverty Chart

Persons in Household
(Dependents reported on 1040 form)

200% of Poverty Guideline
(AGI reported on 1040 form)

















For families greater than 8 persons, add $8,360 per person


Application Process

Online Application

In order to apply, please have the following documents available:

  • A copy of your parents’ latest tax return (1040 or 1040A) and a copy of your latest tax return. Note: If you are at least 24 years old and have not been claimed as a dependent on your parents’ tax return for three years, then parent tax information is not required.
  • A copy of your official transcripts.
  • Two recommendation forms from your science professors.
  • A personal statement explaining why you want to pursue a health career. Also describe your volunteer and service work.
  • If you are not educationally disadvantaged, please provide a statement explaining what personal circumstances you believe we should consider in the review process.
  • If you are not a US Citizen, proof of residency is required (i.e. Permanent Resident Card/Green Card or passport).
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For more information about Marquette's Health Careers Opportunity Program, please contact us at (414) 288-5505 or via email.

Para más información sobre el programa de verano en Marquette University, favor de contactarnos al 414-288-5505 o por correo electrónico.

Program Staff

Program Brochures

Behavioral Health Brochure
CSEP Undergraduate Brochure
PESP PostGraduate Brochure
SSEP High School Brochure