Planning for the Future

Those students who are thinking about a Ph.D. program either at Marquette University or elsewhere are encouraged to make contact with an appropriate faculty member (and a possible doctoral committee chair if the student intends to stay at Marquette University) by the end of their second semester to discuss other institutions and programs as well as the preparation needed for admission to a doctoral program. This is necessary because most applications, letters of recommendation, writing samples, and other elements of the student's dossier must be completed before the end of the fall semester.