Application Instructions and Guidelines

Getting started with your application process

Thank you for your interest in applying to Marquette University Graduate School! Please read these general instructions prior to starting an application. If you need assistance completing the online application, please contact the Graduate School at (414) 288-7137.

Your application will be considered complete and ready for review when all three of these steps below have been completed. Be sure to check the Application Deadline and Required Materials for your program.

Step 1: Start Your Online Application

Submit an online application* to the Graduate School. 

*Prospective Speech-Language Pathology students must apply and submit all application requirements via CSDCAS.

*Students interested in applying for an Inter-University exchange programthrough UWM, MCW or the Midwest Catholic Schools Consortium should make note of any additional steps.

Step 2: Submit the $50 application fee


You will be prompted to pay the $50 application fee by credit card after clicking 'Submit Online Form' on the online application. Application fees will only be waived for current Marquette students and alumni, McNair Scholars, Trinity Fellowship applicants, and for attendees of our Open House, virtual information sessions, or other campus visit events.*

* The Graduate School is unable to waive application fees for Speech-Language Pathology students applying via CSDCAS.

Step 3: Submit all documentation 

  • Unofficial transcripts, personal statements, resumes, etc. can be uploaded from your Student Status page after clicking 'Submit Online Form.' Official test scores MUST be sent directly from the testing agency and cannot be uploaded through your Student Status page. You can track the receipt of these items and your application status from the Student Status page.
  • Log in to your online application status page to see what items were received and what still needs to be submitted.
  • Expect to receive a weekly reminder email about the materials that you still need to submit before the application deadline.

Documents may include: 

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Supporting Documentation

Attach the appropriate supporting documents to your online application, which could include a  resume/CV, statement of purpose, writing sample and/or other documents required by your program.

We will also accept these documents emailed to after your application has been submitted online.

Domestic Transcripts

You must list in the application and submit copies of transcripts for all colleges or universities that you have attended, whether or not you received a degree or transferred the credits from the school. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted to complete your application.

If admitted:

  • Final official transcripts should be sent to the Marquette University Graduate School directly from your previous institution. Transcripts that pass through the applicant's hands will not be considered official, and neither will transcripts stamped "Issued to Student." If an institution distributes transcripts electronically, please have them send the transcript to

USPS Mailing Address:
Marquette University Graduate School
Zilber Hall, Room 205
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Courier/Street Address:
Marquette University Graduate School 
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53233

*Prospective Speech-Language Pathology students must submit all application requirements, including Marquette transcripts, via CSDCAS.

International Transcripts

Some programs require international (non-U.S.) applicants to submit a general evaluation with cumulative GPA or a course-by-course transcript evaluation. Please make sure to review your programs application requirements. You must list in the application all colleges or universities that you have attended, whether you received a degree or transferred the credits from the school. An unofficial copy of your transcript evaluation will be accepted to complete your application. If admitted, a final official transcript evaluation must be sent to the Marquette University Graduate School directly from the transcript evaluation service used for your general evaluation with cumulative GPA or course-by-course evaluation.

We accept evaluations from the following services:

*Prospective Speech-Language Pathology students must submit all application requirements, including Marquette transcripts, via CSDCAS.

Test Scores

Many programs have changed the requirements regarding GRE test scores. Please review the specific application requirements for your program of interest. If test scores are required, official test scores are required and must be sent directly from the testing agency to Marquette University Graduate School.

For GRE and TOEFL score submissions, please use the Designated Institution (DI) code 1448.

Speech-Language Pathology applicants should choose the Marquette University CSDCAS option (DI Code 7435).

Letters of Recommendation

  • We strongly encourage you to use the online system available as part of the online application. Indicate on your application who your recommenders will be and send them an invitation through the online application. Your recommenders will receive instructions to upload their recommendation electronically.
  • Recommenders should utilize professional letterhead and/or a signature when possible. 
  • Difficulty with the online system? Recommenders can also email letters to or mail to: Marquette University Graduate School, Zilber Hall Room 205, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
  • Letters should be submitted by those who can best speak to your past academic record and potential for future success as a graduate student. Ideally, at least some of these letters will be written by professors. Letters from employers and other relevant references are also acceptable.

When will I receive an admission decision to the Graduate School?

  • Expect to receive a decision approximately six to eight weeks after the application deadline. Each program has its own admission committee and therefore the time frames for application reviews and decisions vary.
  • As soon as an admissions decision is made, the Graduate School will send you an official email notification.