See this document for full details on the PFFP program.

The overall requirements for PFFP include:

In addition, particpants must complete the requirements for their selected track:

Faculty Track

The Faculty Track is designed for those intending to pursue traditional faculty positions.  Its required concentrations are focused on the three-pillars of the academy (teaching, scholarship and service).  These required concentrations are complemented by an elective concentration to allow participants to pursue individual goals and interests.


Versatile PhD Track

The Versatile PhD Track is designed for doctoral students intending to pursue non-traditional academic careers (advising, fundraising, administration, etc.).  Its required career development concentration is intended to ensure those on this track examine and prepare for the wealth of options available beyond traditional academic careers.  This concentration is complemented by a focus on service and mission to augment the ways in which a Marquette education is differentiated from others.  In recognition of the many trajectories of this track, it includes two electives. 


Professional Track

The Professional Track is designed for those intending careers in the professions or industry.  To ensure those selecting this track have an opportunity to become versed in the career paths and professional skill sets associate with their fields, the career development concentration is required, along with the option of either professional development or -preneurship, depending on the student's goals.  To augment the ways in which a Marquette educations prepares those on this track for their future pursuits, the Service and Mission Track is also required.  An elective concentration is include to allow those in this track to pursue individual leadership or career goals.



Questions:  Contact Eli Marten at or call (414) 288-5957.



Future Faculty


Sponsored by the Graduate School, the PFFP program provides development opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni. The aim of the program is to help prepare participants for a successful career in higher education and professional positions, with emphasis on developing skills to teach effectively and preparation to navigate the initial stages of an academic job search.

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