Degrees Offered


Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Program Description

The Department of Chemistry offers outstanding research and educational opportunities in its graduate programs, leading to the master of science or doctoral degrees. The heart of the graduate degree is research, conducted in concert with a faculty mentor. The program requires 24 hours of course work, and students are advanced to Ph.D. candidacy after successfully completing a literature seminar (4th semester) and research meeting (5th semester). The program emphasizes development of the whole scientist.

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Application Requirements

Applicants must submit an application form and all required application materials directly to the Department of Chemistry (NOT the Graduate School) via email (if applicable) or posted to the following address:

USPS Address:

Chair, Graduate Recruiting Committee

Marquette University

Department of Chemistry

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Courier/Street Address:

Chair, Graduate Recruiting and Admissions Committee
Marquette University
Department of Chemistry
535 N 14th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233


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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

The Department of Chemistry offers financial aid to students every year in the form of
research assistantships or teaching assistantships with tuition credits, a
competitive stipend and subsidized health care benefits. Private scholarships may also 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 as well.

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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