Degrees Offered


Health Care Administration, Leadership Studies, Nonprofit Sector


Program Description

Public Service is an interdisciplinary program administered by Marquette University’s Graduate School. Within the program, students may pursue focused study in one of the three specializations listed above.

The health care administration specialization seeks to prepare working professionals to meet the leadership challenges of today's health care system. As managed care and the integration of health care delivery continue to evolve, new skills and knowledge are needed to keep pace with current health care demands. The program provides a foundation in finance, economics, policy, leadership, systems and outcome planning and evaluation, specifically related to the changing health care system. Through the many elective offerings (informatics, case management, marketing, program development, administrative practicum, conflict resolution, long-term care and more), students may explore a wide range of special interests.

The leadership studies specialization prepares students to meet the challenges of leadership on multiple levels, including self-leadership, leadership in the context of interpersonal relationships, leadership where diversity is the norm and leadership in organizations. This specialization prepares students to be ethical leaders who are skilled at: leading themselves, leading and managing relationships, leading in organizations, leading and managing change and leading within a variety of contexts.

The nonprofit sector specialization seeks to provide training for individuals who plan a career in the third sector. Administrative and leadership preparation are particularly central to this training as executives handle budgets, board memberships, personnel oversight, corporate statuses and program development.

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Application Requirements

Application Deadline

Rolling admission; however, please be aware of the following deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School: Fall (August) Term: August 1 (June 1 for international students), Spring (January) Term: December 15 (October 15 for international students), Summer (May) Term: April 15 (generally international students are not able to start in the summer term).


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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