TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

KEEP YOUR EDUCATION AFFORDABLE

Although a good education is priceless, you can calculate the cost of your master’s degree in communication by using Marquette’s 2014-15 per-credit rate of $1,025. You'll find our tuition is competitive with that of other graduate schools. And you have options to help pay for your education.”

Become a Research Assistant

Help faculty members with their research and receive approximately $13,800 per year, plus free tuition for up to 18 credit hours during the academic year and free health insurance. Research assistants conduct and transcribe interviews, enter and analyze statistical data, conduct surveys, run laboratory experiments, do library research, etc.

The college has eight RA positions, awarded on merit rather than financial need. RAs average 20 hours of work per week, in addition to their full-time studies, and aren't employed elsewhere. RAs can renew their assistantships for a second year.

Indicate your interest in an RA position on your application form. Students already admitted into the program can apply to the Graduate Committee through Mr. Steve Repati (Steve.Repati@marquette.edu). The application deadline is Feb. 15 for the fall semester and Nov. 15 for the spring semester.

Become a Teaching Assistant

Take on duties such as leading course discussion sections and assisting in lab classes, supervised by a full-time faculty member. TAs receive approximately $13,800 per year and free tuition for up to 18 credit hours during the academic year.

The college has 12 TA positions, awarded on merit rather than financial need. TAs average 20 hours of work per week, in addition to their full-time studies, and are not employed elsewhere. TAs can renew their assistantships for a second year.

Indicate your interest in a TA position on your application form. Students already admitted
into the program can apply to the Graduate Committee through Mr. Steve Repati (Steve.Repati@marquette.edu). The application deadline is Feb. 15 for the fall semester and Nov. 15 for the spring semester.

Earn Tuition Scholarships

Each year the college awards free tuition credits to qualified applicants, based on merit rather than financial need. Recipients typically are given three or more credits during a semester and are not required to work in return.

Indicate your interest in tuition credits on your application form. Students already admitted
into the program can apply to the Graduate Committee through Mr. Steve Repati (Steve.Repati@marquette.edu). The application deadline is Feb. 15 for the fall semester,
Nov. 15 for the spring semester and April 15 for summer. Students must apply each semester to be considered.

Receive a Fellowship

At present, only the college's journalism department offers fellowships. The Jeremiah O'Sullivan Fellowship, awarded to students in public affairs journalism, offers a stipend and/or tuition scholarship credits. The Eugene J. Schumack Memorial Journalism Fund, available to any student in journalism, also offers a stipend and/or tuition scholarship credits. The money in these two funds varies from year to year. See the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for more information.

To be considered for these fellowships, indicate your interest in any and all financial aid on the application form. Students already admitted into the program can apply to the Graduate Committee through Mr. Steve Repati (Steve.Repati@marquette.edu).

Ask Your Employer to Pay your Way

If you are employed, ask your human resources representative whether tuition reimbursement is available. Marquette will provide documentation you need to take advantage of this benefit, such as proof that you completed a course.

Take Out a Student Loan

Student loans enable you to borrow at low interest rates and repay the money after graduation. Contact the Financial Aid Office (414) 288-0200 or go to http://www.marquette.edu/financialaid/graduate/index.shtml.