Master of Science Program Checklist

So You Know!

Copies of all forms included in this checklist should be submitted electronically to the BME Office at Marquette.  This includes forms required by the Marquette Graduate School. 

This checklist is designed to assist students seeking their Master of Science Degree in the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering graduate program.  Students are encouraged to review included requirements but are cautioned that this resource may not be comprehensive. For a complete list of degree requirements, please refer to the appropriate student handbook.     


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Transfer Credits to Graduate School

Action: Transfer earned graduate credits to Marquette Graduate School.

Timeframe: As soon as possible



Plan Your Program

Action: Meet with advisor to complete Master's Program Planning Form and acquire appropriate signatures.  

Timeframe: During first semester



Complete Required Credit Hours


  • Complete 30 credit hours of graduate-level courses, including thesis credits, 6XXX level and above, and approved upper-division courses.  
  • Complete Course Continuation on CheckMarq (Optional).

Timeframe: None


Submit Thesis Outline

Action: Submit approved thesis outline to Marquette Graduate School.

Timeframe: During semester of intended graduation


Defend Thesis


  1. Coordinate with Committee to determine date of defense.
  2. Contact BME Office at Marquette to reserve a room for your defense.
  3. Complete defense.

Timeframe: Upon completion of research


Submit Final Paper

Action: Submit completed paper to Marquette Graduate School for publication. 

Timeframe: When final revisions are complete


Apply for Graduation

Action: Apply for graduation through Marquette Graduate School.

Timeframe: By date listed on Marquette Graduate School academic calendar




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