Marquette University

Graduate School



PO Box 1881

Olin Engineering Center, 501

Milwaukee, WI 53201

United States


(414) 288-7137


(414) 288-1901

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Communication offers a variety of opportunities for students to advance toward personal and professional excellence as they prepare to meet the challenges and demands of the twenty-first century and work to enrich society as well. All students complete a core curriculum and develop a specialization in areas such as Advertising and Public Relations, Broadcast and Electronic Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Communication, Religious Communication, and Science, Health and Environmental Communication. The program offers an interdisciplinary bridge between courses in a variety of areas and individual interests and goals. For example, students might wish to develop emphasis in such areas as health communication or visual communication. Faculty advisers assist students in course planning and approve the final programs of study which are custom-tailored to meet individual needs. Advisers help students develop programs that can include supplements from allied areas such as health care, business, marketing, English, psychology, sociology, and political science. The program can be tailored for students who have undergraduate training in their field of choice, who are working as practitioners, who are considering a career change, as well as those who wish to teach or conduct research. The program prepares students to work in a variety of settings from education to industry. Students study and work in an urban laboratory with a wide array of advertising, publications, and communications consulting firms, network television stations, leading radio stations, and one of the world's most respected newspapers. Marquette alumni work in many of these organizations, which offers enriching opportunities for graduate students. Core courses broaden knowledge about current communication theory and professional and research practices. Other courses examine social issues, help prepare students for industry leadership, as well as sharpen the students' professional skill


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

(For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency. A minimum score of 600 on the paper-based version, 250 on the computer-based version, or 100 on the Internet-based version is required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,075 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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