Thank you for your inquiry about Marquette's unique Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program. This program is designed for advanced students who wish to work outside traditional academic boundaries and forge individualized academic programs that combine course work and research in two or more academic departments.

Students who are in professional programs at Marquette University should see their adviser for information on how this program can become integrated with their current degree programs.

For instance, areas of study of recent INPR graduates and current INPR students include:

There is no ready-made program to which you can apply or enter. Instead, you must propose your own degree program. Frankly, the requirements, standards, and expectations are more challenging than most doctorates, mainly, because the dissertation project must be planned before you enter the program.

Bottom line: It's a tough program in which to gain admission. However, once you are admitted, you know exactly and in great detail what must be done to craft your individualized degree. And you will graduate with a customized doctorate that will set you apart from others, while meeting Marquette's longstanding demands for academic excellence.

Study carefully these guidelines and requirements to see if the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program is right for you. And let us hear from you if you have more questions.

Carl Wainscott

Assistant Dean
Phone: (414) 288-5319

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program Overview

To download Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Guidelines, click here.

Revised May 2014

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