Why Choose Marquette University For Graduate Studies?

Use Your Intellectual Power to Fuel the Greater Good

At Marquette University Graduate School, we know that the highest standards of academic excellence create remarkable results. 

As a student here, you'll study and work side by side with faculty who actively live this truth. With their support, you'll extend the knowledge and skills gained in your studies to further human interest and solve problems facing society. 

You'll be equipped to not only become a professional who excels in your field, but also to live a life of purpose, to carry out actions that better the world, and ultimately, Be the Difference. 


Grad FactsMarquette Hall

  • 3,000+ Grad/Professional Students
  • 53% Women | 47% Men
  • 69% Full-Time | 31% Part-Time
  • Students come from 47 states & 32 countries



What Unites Us?

The Marquette University Graduate School includes 70 doctoral and master’s degree programs and 21 graduate certificate programs. And even though our skills are diverse and our interests widespread, you'll find a few common themes that unite us. 

Excellence is Expected.

People at Marquette think at a higher level, and don't stop until they find answers. In every program, and at every level, you'll find people excelling. Choose from many graduate programs, and a variety of degrees and certificates. 

Types of Graduate Programs 

Communication, Education & Social Sciences

Computer Science, Math & Statistics

Counseling & Psychology

Data Science & Analytics


Health Sciences


Natural Sciences


View all Graduate Programs

Knowledge is Applied. 

Marquette Graduate StudentsWhat you know has value when it informs what you do. Each course you'll take here places an emphasis on how to use what you're learning beyond the classroom. And within every program, you'll find the opportunity to move from theory to practice through clinicals, research, practica, internships or similar hands-on experiences. 




Strength is Collective. 

We work toward individual goals, but we reach them faster when we support each other along the way. 

At Marquette, our environment is is more collegial than competitive. We take the time to help each other- whether that means working together through a complex research program or engaging in an in-depth philosophical discussion- and we're genuinely excited about individual accomplishments. In addition to the support you'll find in our everyday interactions, we have several formal programs in place to offer students the best chance of success. 


Service is Second Nature. 

We find joy in doing what's right and purpose in helping and empowering others. 

If finding a deeper meaning in what you do is important to you, you'll fit in perfectly here. Serving our community and our world is a big part of who we are- it goes well beyond a few organizations and service day events. Every day on campus, in the surrounding city, and in various locations around the world, Marquette is making a difference in hundreds of ways. 

We provide $17 million in care and services to the community annually through student-staffed clinics, centers and programs like these: 


Milwaukee Cityscape

Environment is Essential. 

From cutting-edge facilities to the vast opportunities in the city of Milwaukee, we surround ourselves with the ideal elements to enhance our work and our lives. 

Milwaukee grants us access to partners that amplify our work. Some of those initiatives include: 

Advancing Biomedical Innovation

We collaborate with the Medical College of Wisconsin to bring students the next generation of medical devices and health care technologies to help diagnose and treat medical problems. 

Renewing the Near West Side

It began with a conversation between Marquette and Harley-Davidson and grew from there. Corporations, institutions and neighbors united to create the Near West Side Partners, Inc. a collaborative model of community redevelopment. 

Accelerating Water Solutions

Marquette moved into the Global Water Center in Walker's Point in early 2016, where faculty, staff and students are now advancing 13 projects in areas such as wastewater treatment, desalination, and water law. Partners include Zurn Elkay Water Solutions, A.O. Smith Corp. and the Milwaukee Metropolitan District. 

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