Marquette University

Marquette University Admissions and General School Information

Marquette University, in Milwaukee, WI, offers programs in a large variety of fields, including arts and sciences, business administration, communication and health sciences. Bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorate degrees and several certificates and professional degrees can be earned at this school.

Marquette University General Information

Marquette University is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and enrolls more than 11,500 students each year. It is a private Catholic school that offers more than 60 majors. All students at Marquette take core courses from nine schools of knowledge designed to support a well-rounded education, including rhetoric, math, theology, ethics, science, individual and social behavior, literature and performing arts, cultures and history.

Ambitious undergraduates at Marquette University may participate in its honors program, which is designed for students who thrive in intense intellectual settings. Independent study with faculty, interdisciplinary seminars and specialty introductory courses limited to honors students make up the first two years of the program. Students can then shape their own curriculum and are able to work with faculty on research, culminating with senior capstone projects.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Marquette does not make early decisions and admission is pooled, meaning all applications and credentials are reviewed carefully. High school performance, quality of high school class selection, ACT or SAT scores, class rank, extracurricular activities, an essay and counselor recommendation are all taken into account by the admissions committee. Late applications are considered on an availability basis.

Colleges of Marquette University

Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

The academic epicenter of of Marquette University is Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences,which serves as the connecting point for all majors. The school's largest college, it offers 33 majors, including English, mathematics, science, computer science and languages. It also provides a variety of special programs.

College of Business Administration

Among the first schools to be accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business-International, the College of Business Administration has graduated 17,000 students in nearly 100 years. Today, over 1,400 undergraduate students and 700 master's students participate in its five programs, including economics, accounting, finance, marketing and management. Students can also participate in research and outreach programs supported by the Center for Global and Economic Affairs or the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship.

Diederich College of Communications

Students enrolled in the Diederich College of Communication can choose from theater, public relations, advertising, broadcasting, communication studies, corporate communication and journalism majors. Courses chosen from the common studies curriculum make up 36 of the 128 hours required to graduate, and 18 hours must be applied to a minor or second major. The schools supports real-world engagement with important current issues by inviting nationally recognized speakers to its campus

School of Dentistry

Marquette's School of Dentistry is Wisconsin's only dental school and clinic. At 120,000 square feet, the facility offers the latest in clinical and educational resources and technology. The 4-year program immerses students in a learning environment that resembles real-world dental practice. One of the program's four years is dedicated to treating patients at clinical sites affiliated with the university.

College of Education

Freshmen jump right into the program, taking education classes their first year and are exposed to student organizations that aim to provide usable, practical experience from start to finish. Knowledge of a student's chosen discipline combines with an understanding of how children and adolescents learn and develop as students pursue careers in counseling, administration, pedagogy, or psychology.

College of Engineering

Since its inception in 1908, the College of Engineering has trained professionals in biomedical, civil, computer and mechanical engineering. One feature of the school, the College of Engineering Cooperative Education Program, combines traditional classroom education with real-world experience. In this program, students alternate semesters of academic work with semesters of engineering-related employment for at least three work terms.

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences offers programs in athletic training, biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory science, physical therapy, exercise science and speech pathology. One of the more popular programs, exercise science, combines studies in physiology, nutrition, exercise and kinesiology to train students to become professionals serving both individual and corporate clients.

Law School

Contrary to many other law schools, the Law School at Marquette University fosters an atmosphere of camaraderie instead of competitiveness. The school is relatively small, offers flexible class schedules for professionals as well as part-time enrollment options. Programs of distinction include dispute and resolution litigation, healthcare law, intellectual property, employment law and sports law.

College of Nursing

Marquette's College of Nursing has been around for 69 years and offers direct admittance into its Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Students are guaranteed clinical placement during the course of the 4-year program. The class sizes are small and over 30 of the faculty hold national certifications as nursing researchers.

Graduate School

The Graduate School offers master's and doctorate programs. Across all programs, students receive one-on-one faculty mentorship and enjoy small class sizes of about 10 students. Prospective students should consult both the graduate school and their respective program for specific application requirements.

Graduate School of Management

The Graduate School of Management offers several master's degrees, including accounting, economics, engineering management and human resources, as well as a certificate in entrepreneurship. Part-time and executive MBA programs are also available. U.S. News and World Report ranked Marquette's part-time MBA program 12th in the nation and its executive MBA program 20th on its 2010 lists.

College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies was founded in 1933 to provide adult learners with both degree and non-degree educational programs. Undergraduate degrees include professional communication, organization and leadership, criminology and psychology. Graduate degrees are also offered, including dispute resolution, leadership, public service and law enforcement management. The college also features the Future Milwaukee Leadership program, which works to enhance the leadership skills of students.

Contact Information

  • Address: 615 North 11th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • Phone Number: (414)288-7710