Academic Programs For Prospective Students

Several students in the Pleasant Prairie program

Undergraduate Prospective Students

Marquette's holistic admission review considers academic achievement in conjunction with a student's unique talents, leadership and service activities, application essay, school profile, letters of recommendation and any other information a student wishes to submit. Your application may be reviewed by multiple admissions committee members or discussed by the committee as a whole. In addition, other criteria may be considered, such as being first generation college students in their families or located in an environment that faces educational, geographic, economic, and/or other barriers that contribute to the social determinants of health and/or education. We believe the unique combination of experiences and attributes along with metrics contribute to a student’s development in becoming a Marquette Nurse. 

Our College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs prepare women and men to be providers of care, leaders of care and members of the nursing profession. Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to provide safe high-quality nursing care, care that encompasses populations of all ages in a variety of health care settings. Graduates of the B.S.N. programs consistently pass the national licensing exam on their first attempt at levels higher than the national average. The baccalaureate program is an excellent foundation for continued graduate education in nursing. 

Undergraduate programs

Why choose graduate studies in nursing at Marquette?

Marquette University College of Nursing graduate education prepares students for professional leadership roles in advanced nursing, nursing education, and nursing research. Students obtain training in critical thinking, communication, therapeutic nursing interventions, ethical practice, and cultural humility. Marquette has a rich tradition in graduate nursing education since 1939.  

Our college is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Wisconsin State Board of Nursing, and Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. Marquette is committed to diversity in its student population, faculty, and staff. We take pride in our personalized approach with students and quality of all program offerings.

Graduate programs

Visiting MSN Education Students


State Licensure/Certification Disclosure

The information below reflects whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the specified states.

Satisfies Educational Requirements: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MP, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, WV, WY.

No Determination Made: PR, AS

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