Undergraduate Degree Programs

Technology is changing our world, including how we share and advance knowledge in undergraduate degree programs. 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

Each program has specific degree requirements. Visit the Strategic Communication program for information.

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.
  3. Transfer students: Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended must be sent directly from your previous institution(s) to Marquette.
  4. Specific programs may have additional admissions standards.

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. For more information regarding the transfer process, including which courses may transfer for credit, visit the Transfer Planning site. 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 1


Fall 2019 Session 2


January J-Session



Spring 2020 Session 1


Spring 2020 Session 2


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?

In order to facilitate access to the institution and in support of Marquette’s mission, students in undergraduate online programs will pay tuition of $750 per credit hour. No student fees will be charged, though students living near campus may want to opt-in to the U-Pass program for a fee. 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. You will not be eligible for any financial aid from Marquette.

Students admitted on a provisional basis are designated as non-degree status and are therefore ineligible to receive aid from 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.