Marquette University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 135 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 11,294 (8,238 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 31% part-time, 69% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $19,800
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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2016

The philosophy graduate program at Marquette is rigorous and competitive. There is little by way of financial support (unlike programs at other universities), and what is available often results in competitions among students. Nevertheless, the faculty are diverse in their interests and specialties, and the department has over twenty full-time faculty. One can specialize in ancient, modern, or contemporary philosophy, in race theory or philosophy of mind and psychology. The diversity of the program is one of its greatest assets, alongside the knowledge that the professor's impart to the students. In addition, the department is excellent at preparing students for teaching. I have taught undergraduates autonomously for a number of years now, and this itself assists in the learning process. To this extent, Marquette has an overwhelming amount of philosophical and pedagogical resources, but lacks financial resources. I have grown immensely during my time at Marquette, but the financial burden is extensive. I have two young children, and teaching as an adjunct pays very little. It is difficult for the university to offset this burden on graduate students, but, I still have found my experience at Marquette to be predominantly beneficial and rewarding.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program for physical therapy provides an excellent education. Professors care about the students as a whole and not just academically. The professors truly want their students to succeed professionally and in any other aspect of life. Everyone in the program is very knowledgeable and confident in their teachings; they are willing meet with students outside of class. Students in the program want to be the difference in the world, and have the strongest passion for helping and caring for others.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Nation wide accreditation and an intense course load. Cons: Cost, lack of financial aid
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Overall, Marquette University is a great college to attend. Especially, Marquette's physical therapy program because it is ranked #12 in the country. Some pros about the physical therapy graduate program are the high education quality of the program, the networking opportunities available, support from faculty, and the social life. The cons about the program is that since Marquette is a private university, it is very expensive and you will have to pay out of pocket during the school year even if you are offered the maximum amount of financial aid as I was. Ultimately, Marquette University offers a high quality education and is a great choice as long as you are able to afford it.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with Marquette's Physical Therapy graduate program. The greatest aspect of the program is the faculty. The staff is willing to go above and beyond for the students and they truly have the students' best interests in mind. Most of the staff is extremely engaging and knowledgeable about the physical therapy profession. Their ability to make uninteresting subjects, interesting, is truly remarkable. The biggest con I feel that the program has is that certain students are better prepared for certain course than others. For example, students that choose Exercise Physiology or Athletic Training as an undergraduate major are required to take an anatomy as well as a kinesiology course. Though these classes are of a basic level, they give students an introduction to the material. Students who chose majors outside of these two, do not have access to these classes. Therefore, they may be slightly disadvantaged when the graduate courses come along. To the program's defense, the professors teach the graduate classes as if no one has seen the material. However, in all reality, some of the students benefit from hearing the information twice, vs. those that are receiving it for the first time. I feel that that the program should either stop encouraging students to be "diverse" by choosing other majors, or they should give these other majors the opportunity to take similar classes as the exercise science and athletic training students, if they are already on the DPT track.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017

I have had a phenomenal experience at Marquette University both as an undergraduate and a Physician Assistant graduate student. I have a multitude of opportunities not offered at other universities and I will be more than prepared for my career when I graduate.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Great Faculty, Excellent preparation to be a viable candidate on both the job market and PhD programs as long as the dissertation is viable. Cons: Little funding for MA students, but they do their best.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Great school but the surrounding area can be dangerous.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program due to the new facilities and Marquette finds innovative ways to stay on top of the competition and graduate competent clinicians. Cons is that tuition is increasing making loan repayment more of a burden.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The EMBA program combines the best features of an MBA program. First, the EMBA is 17 months long. Second, the content is delivered both online and in classroom, with sessions every other Saturday. The EMBA program includes a 10 day foreign study and the program costs is about $65k. Lastly, and most importantly, the faulty and staff are highly engaged, available and professional.
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