Degrees Offered



Program Description

This doctoral program provides students and faculty with opportunities for creative customized academic programming and research that cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

Instead of being supported by an individual department, school or college, each student’s program is administered by an interdisciplinary faculty committee. The faculty committee shall be approved by the Graduate School. The interdisciplinary program itself shall be approved by, and under the oversight of, the University Board of Graduate Studies.

Each INPR program must combine the academic and intellectual assets, in terms of course work and faculty expertise, of two or more academic departments at Marquette. Faculty may serve on an INPR committee whether or not their departments offer doctoral degrees. The University Board of Graduate Studies serves to a great extent as a quasi department. Every program is unique in terms of course work, methodology and research.

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Pre-Application Requirements



Application Requirements

Application Deadline

Rolling admission; this means you may apply any time before August 1 for fall term admissions (June 1 for international applicants) and December 15 for spring term admissions (October 15 for international applicants). These are the dates by which your applications must be complete, meaning that all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.

However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships), please be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School: Fall (August) Term: February 15, Spring (January) Term: November 15, Summer (May) Term: April 15.

Financial Aid

Private scholarships may be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses.


Contact Us

The Graduate School, Holthusen Hall, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1881
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7137

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