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The Department of Theology draws on the University’s considerable financial aid resources to offer a variety of assistance opportunities to qualified students.

These resources include the following:

Teaching Assistantships - provide students with free tuition plus a monthly stipend as well as the opportunity to gain vital classroom experience within the Department’s undergraduate classes.

Research Assistantships - provide students with free tuition plus a monthly stipend as well as experience aiding faculty research.

Minority Student Fellowships - provide free tuition plus a monthly stipend for a first year African-American, Hispanic, or Native American graduate student.

Graduate Teaching Fellowships - provide students who have finished course work and doctoral qualifying examinations with a monthly stipend and classroom teaching experience while they complete their dissertations.

Dissertation Fellowships - provide students who have finished course work and doctoral qualifying examinations with a monthly stipend while they complete their dissertations.

M.A.C.D. Scholarship - Students pursuing a master of arts in Christian Doctrine can apply to the Theology Department for scholarship aid. Those teaching in Catholic schools can apply to the Graduate School for the Catholic Schools Scholarship. Both forms of financial aid are granted on the basis of GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and other qualifying criteria.

Smith Family Fellowships - support doctoral dissertation research away from Milwaukee with both a monthly stipend and travel funds.

Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowships - support students doing doctoral dissertation research and writing with a monthly stipend.

John P. Raynor, S.J. Fellowships - support students doing doctoral dissertation research and writing with a monthly stipend.

Marquette University Scholarships - These scholarships support students with all or part of tuition costs.

Current tuition costs as well as the stipends of the individual assistantships and fellowships are detailed in the insert that accompanies the department's brochure. Applicants should note the Graduate School’s deadline of February 15 for awards tenable in the following academic year.

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Theology Department Mission Statement

Theology Department Mission Statement


Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.