Message from the Dean
Welcome to the graduate world at Saint Xavier University. We are committed to the education of "a diverse community of ethical, motivated and socially engaged learners who are prepared for 21st Century careers."
Saint Xavier has a long history of providing graduate programming that is responsive to the needs of the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Graduate level courses in theology were first offered in 1951. Graduate programs in theology, nursing and education were accredited by the North Central Association in 1968. These were followed by business (1984), English (1990), counseling psychology (1992) and computer science (2001). The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited the Communication Sciences and Disorders program in 1998. A graduate certificate in pastoral studies was first offered in 1999.
Our programs, which served 200 graduate students in the early 70s, now serve more than 1,700 students in education, business, nursing, speech-language pathology, computer science and pastoral studies.
The Graduate Council, under the leadership of the dean of graduate education, is charged with overseeing the integrity, consistency and efficacy of graduate policies, practices, procedures and programs across the University.
I encourage you to explore our graduate programs that open doors for career opportunities and offer the challenge of intellectual development.
Dale Fast, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Education
Ward Academic Center