Undergraduate Degree Programs

Technology is changing our world, including how we share and advance knowledge. Marquette University is committed to providing an educational experience in online undergraduate degree programs that reflects our guiding values — Excellence, Faith, Leadership and Service. Offering online undergraduate degrees gives a broader and more diverse student population greater access to the Marquette University experience.

Click here for more information on the new online Strategic Communication major.

Application and Admission

What are the minimum requirements for admission?

To be considered for admission:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Supporting documents, such as a resume

Marquette reviews applications holistically, which means every component of the application is considered. Historically, successful candidates for admission present:

    • at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA with a 3.0 GPA in content-specific coursework
    • 24 or more transferrable college-level credits

All applicants are encouraged to submit application materials and will be considered.

Program-Specific Requirements

Strategic Communication Degree Requirements Major Requirements

How do I apply? What materials do I need?

    1. Complete the online application for admission. There is no application fee. Application should be completed at least one month prior to the start of the term the student wishes to enroll.
    2. Send us your official high school transcript(s)
      • Applicants with less than 30 earned credits of college-level coursework must submit a final high school transcript, regardless of high school graduation date. High school transcripts can be mailed or e-mailed to ADEtranscripts@marquette.edu.
      • Students with 30 credits or more of earned college-level credits are not required to submit a final high school transcript for admission purposes but it is required prior to enrollment. Arrangements should be made to send an official final high school transcript directly to ADEtranscripts@marquette.edu once the student has decided to attend MU.
      • Please Note: All applicants who intend to apply for Federal Financial Aid must submit official high school transcripts.
    3. Transfer students: Official transcripts from all previously-attended institutions of higher learning must be sent directly from your previous institution(s) to Marquette.


Can I transfer to Marquette to enroll in this program?

Of course! We have many students each year who transfer to Marquette to complete their degrees. An official course evaluation is completed and delivered as part of the formal transfer application process. A preliminary unofficial credit evaluation can be conducted by using Transferology.

  • Create a Transferology account at the link above (it's free).
  • Enter the school name where you plan to take or have taken a course.
  • Enter the department name of the course and select the course you have taken or plan to take. The course(s) you select will appear on the right side of your screen.
  • After you have entered all your courses, click on the green “Search for Matches” button.
  • If any "maybe" courses appear, click "Request More Information" to have your courses sent to MU Admissions and evaluated for credit.
  • Students interested in transferring into an online program should contact Adult & Distance Education to discuss the process.

What’s next?

Application review begins once we receive your online application and all supporting materials, including transcripts. A $200 deposit is required of accepted students to confirm enrollment.

When do courses start?

Online undergraduate courses follow an 8-week schedule. Start dates can be found below; full information is listed on the Academic Calendar.


Start Date

Fall 2019 Session 2


Fall 2019 Session 4


January J-Session



Spring 2020 Session 2


Spring 2020 Session 3


Summer 2020 Session 1**


Summer 2020 Session 2**


*New students will not be admitted to the J-term session.

**Summer session courses follow an accelerated 6-week schedule.


What can I expect to pay in tuition and fees?

Students in undergraduate online programs will pay tuition of $750 per credit hour. Students are responsible for all fees associated with a course, and which are separate from tuition.

For information on payment options or to obtain copies of payments made, please contact Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000.

Can I apply for financial aid?

Students are highly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for aid from the federal government. Once you have applied for aid at Marquette University all financial aid correspondence will be sent to your eMarq email address. You will not be eligible for any institutional financial aid from Marquette. Students must have a high school transcript on file with Marquette to receive federal financial aid; please have transcripts sent to ADEtranscripts@marquette.edu.

For further information, including on how to apply for and understand your financial aid award, please visit:

Note: Students admitted on a provisional basis are designated as non-degree status and are therefore ineligible to receive aid at the federal level.

Contact Us

To ask a question or get information, contact Adult & Distance Education at ADE@marquette.edu or call (414)288-8811.