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Accounting Analytics

Prepare to work with the wealth of available financial data to inform and guide business decisions.

  • M.S., Accelerated Degree Program Details
  • Certificate Details


Gain the technical expertise to become a Certified Public Accountant and experiences to obtain a position with a professional services firm or well-recognized corporation.

M.S., Accelerated Degree Program Details

Applied Economics

For those seeking careers as economic, market or financial analysts in industry, government, or the financial sector.

M.S., Accelerated Degree Program Details

Applied Psychology Data Analytics

Leverage the use of big data and advanced statistical techniques to gain a professional edge in applying a psychology degree to jobs in health care, business, education, social media and related fields.

M.S., Accelerated Degree Program Details

Applied Statistics

Develop strong data analytics skills that can be applied in a variety of fields. Full and part-time options available.

M.S., Accelerated Degree Program Details

Athletic Training

Become a hands-on health care practitioner at the sidelines, keeping athletes in and on top of their game.

M.A.T., Accelerated Degree Program Details


This graduate program is offered jointly with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) for an improved, more convenient curriculum.

M.S., Accelerated Degree Program Details

Biomedical Sciences

This program is designed to address modern, contemporary needs and opportunities for biomedical students by providing a program that facilitates matriculation into professional health programs while equipping graduates with marketable skill sets.

M.S. Biomedical Sciences Program Details

Biological Sciences

Select a multi-disciplinary research area including cell and molecular biology, developmental biology and genetics, microbiology, ecology and evolutionary biology and more.

Ph.D. Program Details

Business and Managerial Analytics

Designed for working professionals and managers seeking a deeper understanding of how to leverage data and apply it in decision making and risk reduction.

School of Management, Certificate Details


Offers a a broad spectrum of fields including analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, polymer, and physical chemistry as well as chemical physics.

M.S., Ph.D., Accelerated Degree Program Details

Christian Doctrine

Deepen your knowledge of the Christian Doctrine through this flexible, online program. Part-time learning options available.

Online Program Details

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialize in Addictions Counseling, Child/Adolescent Counseling or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling.

  • M.S., On Campus Program Details
  • M.S., Online Program Details

Clinical Psychology

Study scientific areas of psychology, research methods and professional practice skills including assessment, psychotherapy, consultation and supervision. This program is accredited by the APA.

Ph.D. Program Details


Master your skills in the Communication field, working closely with faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields. Accelerated degree available.

M.A., Communication Program Details

Computational Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

This program’s core courses provide a distinctive blend of theoretical and computational skills which form a basis for advanced data science research.

M.S., Ph.D. Program Details

Computer Science, Ph.D.

Prepare for successful careers in research, industry, research laboratories, and institutions of higher education.

Ph.D., Computer Science Program Details

Computer and Information Science

Information Assurance & Cyber Defense and Big Data & Analytics feature course work related to trends in data management and data analysis techniques.

  • M.S., On Campus
  • M.S., Online
  • Accelerated Degree

Corporate Communication

A unique interdisciplinary program that combines public relations fundamentals and communication theory with an advanced business education, preparing professionals for executive-level roles.

M.A., Online or Blend On-Campus, Accelerated Degree Program Details

Counseling Psychology Ph.D.

This specialized Ph.D. program is based on a scientist-practitioner model for training professional psychologists and is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Ph.D. Program Details

Criminal Justice Data Analytics

A unique interdisciplinary program combining criminology and data science. Become a change agent in the criminal justice system, where data is critical for decision making.

M.S., Accelerated Degree, Program Details

Customize Your Ph.D.

Marquette offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. which allows the student to work with faculty from multiple departments to develop their own unique program.

Ph.D. Program Details

Data Science M.S.

Learn theory-based and hands-on data analytics that prepares you to solve critical problems in the data driven world. Specialize in big data and machine learning or choose the research-based thesis option.

M.S., Accelerated Degree

Data Science Certificate

Designed to connect data analytics and data science skills in an ethically centered manner and knowledge with the needs evident in a host of fields. Learn online or on-campus.

Data Certificate Program Details

Dentistry Programs

View all M.S. and certificate programs including dental biomaterials, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics and certificate in advanced education in general dentistry.

M.S., Certificate Program Details


Choose from Biomedical | Civil, Construction and Environmental, | Electrical & Computer | Environmental | Mechanical

Certificate, M.S., M.E., Ph.D., Accelerated Degree


Students will have the freedom to pursue their particular interests in literary studies in a way that prepares them for an array of future plans, including admission to the doctoral program.

M.A., Accelerated Degree


Prepares students to teach at the college level and conduct research in literature written in English.


Educational Policy and Leadership Doctoral Program

Our doctoral program in educational policy and leadership is designed to foster the development of scholar-practitioners.

EDPL Ph.D. Program Details

Educational Policy and Foundations

Develop as a leader in public and private K-12 schools, higher education and other educational organizations and agencies.

M.A. in Educational Policy and Foundations Program Details

Educational Leadership, M.Ed., Certificate

Designed for teachers or administrators wishing to complete a master's degree. Certification as principals and/ or directors of instruction for students who already have a masters degree.

M.Ed. or Certificate in Educational Leadership Program Details

Student Affairs of Higher Education (SAHE)

M.Ed. in student affairs in higher education develops higher education administrators and is designed for full-time students or working professionals.

M.Ed. in SAHE Program Details

Superintendent/School District Administrator Licensure

Develop critical educational policy and leadership skills to become a school district superintendent. Lead and work with education staff and students to make change within a school district.

Certificate Program Details

Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher, M.Ed., Certificate

Prepare to become an exceptional educator, who inspires middle and high school students (6-12) to learn with the highest potential. Certification available for students who have already earned their masters degree.

M.Ed. or Certificate, Secondary Teacher Program Details

Teacher Education, STEM Teacher, M.Ed.

This accelerated program allows students to earn an M.Ed. in teacher education, specializing in STEM in 14 months.

M.Ed. STEM Teacher Program Details

Executive MBA

Apply what you are learning to leadership challenges at work while earning your MBA degree.


Exercise and Rehabilitation Science

One of only a few CTSI programs in the country specifically geared toward clinical research training in physical therapy and rehabilitation science.

M.S., Ph.D., Accelerated Degree


Our fully online Master of Science in Finance program combines accounting, economics, and financial technology. Optional focus areas include: Corporate Finance, Investments, Commercial Banking or Real Estate.

M.S., Accelerated Program Details


Choose to study three major areas including European History, United States History or Global Studies.

M.A., Accelerated Degree Program Details


Deepen your knowledge of the past and the processes in United States or European History that have shaped the human experience.

Ph.D., History Program Details

International Affairs

Grow a strong foundation for further graduate or law study, as well as for careers in government or in non-governmental organizations.

M.A., Accelerated Degree Program Details

Law Studies

Not all law schools are alike. Marquette is small, personal, and decidedly practical. It is also highly professional, with outstanding programs and experiential opportunities.

J.D. Law Studies Program Details

Leadership in Business

Designed for working professionals who are preparing themselves for leadership positions in government, corporations or not-for-profit organizations around the globe.

Leadership in Business Certificate Details

Master in Management

Our Master in Management program is delivered 100% online. Lead people with a set of skills built on data-driven, ethical, and context-based decision making.

M.S., Online, Accelerated Degree Program Details

Math for Secondary School Teachers

Although designed for teachers, it is also open to others who want to deepen their understanding of post-baccalaureate mathematics and mathematics education.

M.S. Program Details


Gain keen insight into how to deliver the business skills that are in-demand and relevant to organizations in today’s ever-shifting business landscape.

  • M.B.A.
  • M.B.A., Online


Designed with interdisciplinary research training and curriculum to prepare students for doctoral level interdisciplinary career opportunities in the growing arena of neuroscience research and industry.

Ph.D., Accelerated Degree Program Details


Build upon your nursing leadership and skill set with one of our certificate, MSN, DNP or Ph.D. programs in nursing and watch your career (and your heart) grow.

View All Nursing Graduate Programs

Occupational Therapy

Our entry-level clinical O.T.D. program offers professional course of study designed to educate future leaders of a collaborative and culturally responsive workforce.

O.T.D. Program Details


Integrates a strong grounding in history with current debates in ethics, social philosophy, philosophy of mind, and aesthetics with specializations in social applied philosophy and history of philosophy.

M.A., Accelerated Degree Program Details


Study diverse philosophical traditions to integrate the pursuit of enduring questions in the history of philosophy with contemporary problems and approaches.

Ph.D., Philosophy Program Details

Physical Therapy

Immerse in foundational courses in the humanities and science. This highly competitive physical therapy program focuses on both intellect and character.

D.P.T. Program Details

Physician Assistant

Dedicated to educating physician assistants for supervised practice of primary medicine in dynamic health care systems.

M.P.A.S. Program Details

Political Science

This rigorous and flexible program provides a strong foundation for further graduate or law study, as well as for careers in government or in non-governmental organizations.

M.A., Accelerated and Dual Degree Program Details

Public Service

This interdisciplinary program in teaches students to effectively lead nonprofit organizations, and understand their key components between government and the nonprofit sector.

M.A.P.S., Accelerated Degree Program Details

Religious Studies

Make significant contributions to theological research and writing, and college and high school teachers who can teach a broad range of courses.

Ph.D., Religious Studies Program Details

School Counseling

Study human development, psychopathology, research, assessment, theories of counseling, ethical and legal issues as well as individual, group and other school counseling interventions.

M.A. School Counseling, Accelerated Degree Program Details

Speech Pathology

Our speech-language pathology program offers advanced course work in the prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in both children and adults.

M.S. Program Details

Sports and Exercise Analytics

This program intersects physiology and biomechanics with data science to address specific questions regarding elite athletic, sport, exercise and human performance.

M.S. Program Details

Sports Leadership

Designed for professionals who would like to strengthen their leadership skills and advance their career within the exciting $440 billion athletics industry.

Certificate Details

Supply Chain Management

The online degree will equip you with the competencies and tools that you need to understand and lead the change in the transition from physical to digital supply chains.

M.S., Online, Accelerated Degree Program Details


Choose from four specializations including Christian Doctrine, Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, Historical Theology or Systematic Theology/Theological Ethics.

M.A. Program Details

Transfusion Medicine

A unique collaboration between and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin. Students have the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas.

M.S.T.M. Program Details

Master's and PhD Graduate Programs // Graduate School // Marquette University (2024)


What GPA do you need for Marquette grad school? ›


All students in the Graduate School are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.000 in all Marquette course work. These are minimum standards for grades; individual programs may specify higher standards to which students are held by the programs.

What is the hardest grad school program? ›

The report ranks Aerospace Engineering as the hardest degree subject. Aerospace Engineering covers the study of aeronautical, astronautical and avionics.

How can I maximize my chances of getting into grad school? ›

  1. Is it Hard to Get into Graduate School? ...
  2. Start Early. ...
  3. Get Involved in Research. ...
  4. Try to Obtain Some Clinical Experience. ...
  5. Obtain Strong Letters of Recommendation. ...
  6. Research the Programs where you are Interested in Applying. ...
  7. Contact Faculty Members Before Applying. ...
  8. Spend Time on your Personal Statement.

How long does it take to get an answer from grad school? ›

Admissions decisions typically occur within a few weeks or a month after your interview. In some cases you may be waitlisted and a decision might take longer. If you are applying for financial aid, you should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in March.

How can I get into grad school with 2.7 GPA? ›

Here are eight steps you should take to gain admission to your top-choice graduate programs, regardless of your undergraduate GPA.
  1. Know the requirements. ...
  2. Talk to the faculty. ...
  3. Complete additional coursework. ...
  4. Pursue relevant field experience. ...
  5. Publish in your subject. ...
  6. Use your statement of purpose.

Is 3.3 GPA too low for grad school? ›

Although actual requirements vary, most graduate admissions committees typically expect applicants to have GPAs from 3.0–3.3 for master's programs and from 3.3–3.5 for doctoral programs.

What is the easiest master's degree to get? ›

15 Easiest Master's Degree Programs
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  • Marketing.
  • Management.
  • Nursing.
  • Political Science.
  • Psychology.
  • Social Work.

What is a mediocre GPA grad school? ›

It depends on the school and program. In general, graduate schools look for a minimum 3.0 GPA, but programs admit applicants with lower GPAs, too. Grades aren't the only way grad schools measure applicants. You also submit letters of recommendation and college essays, among other materials that can help you stand out.

What are the odds of getting into a PhD program? ›

What are my odds of acceptance? This depends on both your field and program. Generally, however, it is quite difficult to gain admissions to a PhD program, and admission rates hover around 10%. Only the best students get accepted, and this is even more the case at the top schools and programs.

What are the odds of getting into a masters program? ›

Understanding Grad Program Competitiveness

The Council of Graduate Schools reports that for the 2016 school year, 48.7 percent of students who applied to master's degree programs were accepted, while the acceptance rate for doctoral programs was 22.2 percent.

How common is grad school rejection? ›

I'd start by trying to remember that rejections are extremely common. Remember that space is limited and not everyone who is qualified gets in every time. Even the founder of Google Sergey Brin got rejected from MIT before applying to and graduating from Stanford University!

Do graduate schools send rejection letters? ›

Admissions decisions involve more than a judgment of an applicant's worth and potential. If you're among the thousands of prospective graduate students who receive rejection letters each year, perhaps these insights into the process can help you reframe rejection.

Do all PhD programs require interviews? ›

Although not all PhD programs require interviews, most do, and you will usually interview with the faculty member who will be supervising your research. If you're invited to a PhD interview, you want to take full advantage of the opportunity you've been given by preparing effectively.

Can I get into Marquette with a 2.5 GPA? ›

All applicants will be considered. Historically, successful candidates for admission present at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA with a 3.0 GPA in content specific coursework (i.e. business majors look for quantitative coursework; science majors look for science coursework, etc.)

What is the minimum GPA for grad school? ›

Many grad programs call for a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA. However, some programs may admit you with a 2.5 or even 2.0 GPA. Online graduate programs with low GPA requirements allow you to continue your education even if you didn't do great in undergrad. It never hurts to talk to a grad program about your GPA.

Can I get into Marquette with a 3.0 GPA? ›

The minimum acceptable undergraduate (or graduate, where applicable) GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Exceptions may be made in some programs if other application credentials are very strong. What are the minimum test scores required for the GRE? There are no minimum score requirements for programs that require the GRE.

Can I get into grad school with a 3.45 GPA? ›

Many graduate programs require a minimum 3.0 GPA for admissions. More competitive programs generally admit applicants with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

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