Interdisciplinary Ph.D. website

Degree Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

The interdisciplinary Ph.D. program provides students and faculty with opportunities for creative customized academic programming and research that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

Each student’s program is reviewed by the Graduate School and is subject to approval by the University Board of Graduate Studies, which acts as the governing department.

Any INPR program must combine course work and expertise from two or more academic departments at Marquette. Faculty may serve on an INPR committee whether or not their department offers a doctoral degree.

Prerequisites for Admission

Due to the unique nature of the interdisciplinary program, only students who demonstrate a high degree of initiative and responsibility will be considered for admission. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. The student must have completed a master’s degree or its equivalent.
  2. The student normally must have a graduate GPA of 3.500 or above, on a 4.000 scale, in their master’s degree (or equivalent graduate work). If the student has less than a 3.500 cumulative GPA, the results of a current (within five years) standardized examination such as the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT will be required. Applications for admission are reviewed holistically. In recent years, the average GRE scores for the Graduate School have been in the range of: GRE-Quantitative 47th-77th percentile; GRE-Verbal 50th-74th percentile.

Application Process

To gain admission into the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the student must satisfy all application requirements, which can be found on the Graduate School website.

Upon approval of the UBGS, the student can be admitted and can begin taking courses in accordance with the Graduate School website. A maximum of 12 credit hours may be taken prior to approval of the Degree Proposal and Plan.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program

INPR program requirements are specified online, on the Graduate School website.

Students may take a maximum of 12 credit hours prior to the approval of the Degree Proposal and Plan. During that time, students develop the Degree Proposal and Plan as specified online.

Interdisciplinary doctoral students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work beyond the master’s degree, satisfactorily complete a doctoral qualifying examination, complete 12 dissertation credits and successfully defend a dissertation.

Annual progress reports written by the student and endorsed by the dissertation committee chair must be submitted to the UBGS in April of each year.
 

Courses

INPR 8995. Independent Study in Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of graduate prog. dir.

INPR 8999. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program; Ph.D. candidates pursuing an approved interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

INPR 9970. Graduate Standing Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9974. Graduate Fellowship: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9975. Graduate Assistant Teaching: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9976. Graduate Assistant Research: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9987. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9988. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9989. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9997. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9998. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.

INPR 9999. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.; cons. of prog. dir. and admitted to INPR program.