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Master of Applied Computer Science

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Our online Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program will prepare you with the theoretical and practical skills to apply toward a career in one of the nation's fastest-growing sectors -- technology!

Available concentrations:

  • Data Science
  • Networking and Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Development
  • General
You may submit the application below:
Graduate Student Application.

Computer Science Program Application Process/Admission Requirements

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Applied Computer Science. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, please address: (1) how you developed an interest in computer technology, (2) your computer background and proficiency, (3) the skills and experience you would bring to the program, (4) your expectations of the program and (5) your personal and professional goals and how this program meets them.
  3. Resume.
  4. Two professional recommendation letters. Current SXU students and alumni are not required to submit recommendation letters.
  5. Official transcript(s) from the applicant's bachelor's degree granting institution(s), and from any/all institution(s) at which graduate-level coursework was completed.
  6. Applicants who have not worked in the information systems field and/or do not have a computer-based undergraduate degree, will be required to complete pre-requisite courses; and will be notified accordingly by the academic department after a review of their application/transcripts.

 

Master of Arts in Education/Master of Arts in Teaching

Education Programs Leading to a PEL (Professional Educator License) and Master's Degree

(choose from the seven teacher preparation programs below if you have a bachelor's degree and would like to become a licensed teacher)

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Arts in Teaching: Alternative Licensure -- Early Childhood. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying and assess how your past experiences will support you in your journey to become a licensed teacher.
  3. Resume w/ three professional references listed on it. Include the name, position and contact information of your references.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all colleges/universities attended. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Arts in Teaching: Alternative Licensure -- Elementary Education. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying and assess how your past experiences will support you in your journey to become a licensed teacher.
  3. Resume with three professional references listed on it. Include the name, position and contact information of your references.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all colleges/universities attended. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Arts in Teaching: Alternative Licensure -- Middle Level Education. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying and assess how your past experiences will support you in your journey to become a licensed teacher.
  3. Resume with three professional references listed on it. Include the name, position and contact information of your references.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all colleges/universities attended. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Arts in Teaching: Alternative Licensure -- Secondary Education. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying and assess how your past experiences will support you in your journey to become a licensed teacher.
  3. Resume with three professional references listed on it. Include the name, position and contact information of your references.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all colleges/universities attended. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying and assess how your past experiences will support you in your journey to become a licensed teacher.
  3. Official transcript(s) from any/all colleges/universities attended. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Arts in Education: Secondary Education. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying and assess how your past experiences will support you in your journey to become a licensed teacher.
  3. Two professional recommendations from individuals with whom you have an academic or professional relationship (e.g., supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.). Recommenders must discuss your strengths and limitations to the program to which you are applying from their perspective of knowing you professionally.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all colleges/universities attended. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Arts in Education: Special Education. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying and discuss how your past experiences and personal characteristics will support you in your journey to become a special educator.
  3. Two professional recommendations from individuals with whom you have an academic or professional relationship (e.g., supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.). Recommenders must discuss your strengths and limitations to the program to which you are applying from their perspective of knowing you professionally.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all colleges/universities attended. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

Education Programs Designed Primarily for Licensed Teachers to Enhance Their Credentials

(the nine programs below are not teacher preparation programs as none of them lead to teacher licensure)

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Graduate Endorsement: ESL/Bilingual. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program and assess your strengths and limitations.
  3. Official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you obtained a bachelor's degree and possibly additional transcripts if you attended more than one institution. The Office of Graduate Admission will inform you which transcripts they will require after you submit your application. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

This is the application requirements for the Master of Arts in Education Dual Endorsement LBS I and Bilingual/ESL.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Arts in Education: Dual Endorsement LBS1 and Bilingual/ESL. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program to which you are applying and discuss how your past experiences and personal characteristics will support you in your journey to become a special educator.
  3. One professional recommendation from an individual with whom you have an academic or professional relationship (e.g., supervisor, professor). The recommender must discuss your strengths and limitations to the program to which you are applying from their perspective of knowing you professionally.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all colleges/universities attended. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Graduate Certificate: Education Technology. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program and assess your strengths and limitations.
  3. Two professional recommendations from individuals with whom you have an academic or professional relationship (e.g., supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.) Recommenders must discuss your strengths and limitations to the program to which you are applying from their perspective of knowing you professionally.
  4. Official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you obtained a bachelor's degree and possibly additional transcripts if you attended more than one institution. The Office of Graduate Admission will inform you which transcripts they will require after you submit your application. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Graduate Endorsement: ESL/Bilingual. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program and assess your strengths and limitations.
  3. Official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you obtained a bachelor's degree and possibly additional transcripts if you attended more than one institution. The Office of Graduate Admission will inform you which transcripts they will require after you submit your application. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Graduate Endorsement: Special Education - Learning Behavior Specialist. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program and assess your strengths and limitations.
  3. Official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you obtained a bachelor's degree and possibly additional transcripts if you attended more than one institution. The Office of Graduate Admission will inform you which transcripts they will require after you submit your application. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Graduate Endorsement: Teacher Leader. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program and assess your strengths and limitations.
  3. Two professional recommendations from individuals with whom you have an academic or professional relationship (e.g., supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.) Recommenders must discuss your strengths and limitations to the program to which you are applying from their perspective of knowing you professionally.
  4. Official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you obtained a bachelor's degree and possibly additional transcripts if you attended more than one institution. The Office of Graduate Admission will inform you which transcripts they will require after you submit your application. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Graduate Endorsement: Technology Specialist. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program and assess your strengths and limitations.
  3. Two professional recommendations from individuals with whom you have an academic or professional relationship (e.g., supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.) Recommenders must discuss your strengths and limitations to the program to which you are applying from their perspective of knowing you professionally.
  4. Official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you obtained a bachelor's degree and possibly additional transcripts if you attended more than one institution. The Office of Graduate Admission will inform you which transcripts they will require after you submit your application. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Graduate Certificate: TESOL. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, address your rationale for pursuing the program and assess your strengths and limitations.
  3. Official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you obtained a bachelor's degree and possibly additional transcripts if you attended more than one institution. The Office of Graduate Admission will inform you which transcripts they will require after you submit your application. If you completed your post-secondary education at a non-U.S. institution, you must submit an official, course-by-course transcript evaluation by ECE, WES or Educational Perspectives in place of transcripts.

Master of Business Administration

GSM

Completion of any of our graduate business programs, which include MBA and certificate program options, will provide you with the knowledge and ethical training necessary to succeed in the business industry.

Available concentrations:

  • Financial Fraud Examination
  • Forensic And Investigative Accounting
  • Healthcare Management
  • Management

You may submit the application below:
Graduate Student Application

Business Programs Application Process/Admission Requirements

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Business Administration or Graduate Certificate. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 200-300 words, (1) explain your reasons for choosing Saint Xavier University to pursue a graduate degree in the Graham School of Management and (2) describe any personal accomplishment that qualifies you as a candidate for admission.
  3. Resume.
  4. Official transcript(s) from the applicant's bachelor's degree granting institution(s), and from any/all institution(s) at which graduate-level coursework was completed.

Master of Science in Medical Sciences

MSMS

In less than one year, our Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) program will allow you to further develop and enhance your credentials for entry or re-entry into medical school or alternate health care fields such as dentistry, nursing, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy school or the pharmaceutical industry.

You may submit the application below:
Graduate Student Application


Application Deadlines

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Space is limited, so applying several weeks prior to the deadline dates is strongly encouraged. Please note that, for all three start terms, there is a mandatory orientation the week before classes begin.

Fall 2022

Application due July 22, 2022
Supplemental documents required to complete application are due July 29, 2022.

Spring 2023

Application due December 2022
Supplemental documents required to complete application are due December 2022.

Summer 2023

Application due April 2023
Supplemental documents required to complete application are due April 2023.

Medical Sciences Program Application Process/Admission Requirements

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application for Master of Science in Medical Sciences. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, explain your interest in a health care career, describe any paid or volunteer work in health care settings, and discuss expectations for how this program will help prepare you for your career of interest.
  3. Three professional recommendation letters. Recommendations from a STEM faculty member, pre-health committee member, or health care provider are preferred, if possible. Current SXU students and alumni are not required to submit recommendation letters.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all institutions, including undergraduate and graduate-level coursework.
  5. Professional admission exams such as MCAT, DAT, OAT, etc., are not required. However, if you have taken any such exam(s), you are welcome to submit your score(s) .

Master of Science in Nursing

Registered nurses with a BSN who are interested in advancing their career are eligible to apply to our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Clinical Leadership (CL) program, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program or Nurse Educator (NE) program. Registered nurses with a BSN and MSN can apply for one of the Post-Master's Certificate programs.

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) post-master's certificate programs are made on a rolling basis for enrollment into the fall (August) and spring (January) terms. For more information about program coursework and schedules, contact Brittany Bennett, graduate program and clinical placement coordinator, at 773-298-3701, or Dr. Caroline Wilson, director of the FNP program, at 773-298-3724. For more information about the application process and admission requirements, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 773-298-3053. For consideration into either FNP program for fall 2022, the Office of Graduate Admission must receive an application by July 8, 2022, and all required supplemental documents by July 15, 2022. Apply Now!

Admission to the MSN: Clinical Leadership (CL), MSN: Nurse Educator (NE), Nursing Educator (NE) post-master's certificate, Clinical Leadership (CL) post-master's certificate programs are made on a rolling basis for enrollment into the fall (August) and spring (January) terms. For more information about program coursework and schedules, contact Brittany Bennett, graduate program and clinical placement coordinator, at 773-298-3701, or Dr. Charlene Bermele, director of online nursing programs, at 773-298-3180. For more information about the application process and admission requirements, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 773-298-3053. For consideration into any graduate nursing program for fall 2022, the Office of Graduate Admission must receive an application by July 8, 2022, and all required supplemental documents by July 15, 2022. Apply Now!

After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.

Qualified applicants for the MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program must have graduated from an ACEN or CCNE accredited baccalaureate nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a 2.8 GPA or higher may be considered for conditional admission. Applicants will be required to provide the following:

  • Graduate Student Application. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  • Applications are currently being accepted only from Illinois, northwest Indiana and southern Wisconsin.
  • A two-day on-campus Intensive is required in the second and third year of FNP program.
  • Copy of current nursing licensure from a state or territory of the United States.
  • Official transcript(s) sent directly from the Registrar of all colleges, universities and professional schools attended including accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate level coursework.
  • Three professional recommendations from nursing professionals (e.g., recent employers, professors). At least one must be provided by a master's-prepared nurse who has observed the applicant's clinical performance.
  • Personal statement.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Applicants may be asked to complete an interview with faculty and/or provide a writing sample.
  • At least one year of full-time work experience as a registered nurse.

Qualified applicants for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) post-master's certificate program must have graduated from an ACEN or CCNE accredited master's in nursing program. Applicants will be required to provide the following:

  • Graduate Student Application. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  • Applications are currently being accepted only from Illinois, northwest Indiana and southern Wisconsin.
  • A two-day on-campus Intensive is required in the second and third year of FNP program.
  • Copy of current nursing licensure from a state or territory of the United States.
  • Official transcript(s) sent directly from the registrar of all colleges, universities and professional schools attended, including accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate-level coursework.
  • Three professional recommendations from nursing professionals (e.g., recent employers, professors). At least one must be provided by a master's-prepared nurse who has observed the applicant's clinical performance.
  • Personal statement.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Applicants may be asked to complete an interview with faculty and/or provide a writing sample.
  • At least one year of full-time work experience as a registered nurse.

Qualified applicants for the MSN: Clinical Leadership (CL), MSN: Nurse Educator (NE), Nursing Educator (NE) post-master's certificate and Clinical Leadership (CL) post-master's certificate programs must have graduated from an ACEN or CCNE accredited baccalaureate nursing program and hold a current registered nursing license. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred, but applicants with a GPA less than 3.0 will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Applicants will be required to provide the following:

  • Graduate Student Application. After submitting an application, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours (check your spam). Within several business days, a representative from the Office of Graduate Admission will provide you with guidelines for submitting the required supplemental documents. There is no application fee.
  • Copy of current RN nursing licensure from a state or territory of the United States.
  • Official transcript(s) sent directly from the registrar of all colleges, universities and professional schools attended including accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate-level coursework.
  • One written recommendation from a current professional contact that includes information related to the applicant's potential for success in graduate studies (i.e., written and verbal communication, maturity, ability to work effectively with others, independence, ability to initiate ideas and actions).
  • Personal statement.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • At least one year of full-time work experience as a registered nurse.

Request an information packet for any graduate nursing program.

Before beginning courses, applicants must provide all of the following:

  • Physical Examination
  • Titers
  • Tetanus
  • Annual TB Screen
  • Influenza Immunization
  • Current BLS certification for Health Care Providers
  • Complete Immunization Record

Additionally, students are required to test negative for drugs in a 12 panel drug screening prior to beginning their clinical experience and as required by clinical agencies. The University and School of Nursing and Health Sciences reserve the right to require random drug screenings based upon reasonable suspicion.

Students are responsible for completing and clearing a criminal background check as a condition of admission to the nursing program and must do so annually thereafter. In addition, all students have an ongoing duty to report any violations of this policy and/or state and/or federal law.

Family Nurse Practitioner Applicants

Your statement should be clear and succinct, double-spaced, 1-2 pages in length and should respond to the following topics:

  • How your previous education, experience and professional interests have prepared you to be successful in the FNP program.
  • Your professional goals and how completing the FNP track will help you meet your professional goals.
  • Your understanding of the primary care nurse practitioner role and your intentions regarding service in primary care practice with underserved populations.

Clinical Nurse Leader/Nurse Educator Applicants

Your statement should be clear and succinct, double-spaced, 1-2 pages in length and should respond to the following topics:

  • How your previous education, experience and professional interests have prepared you to undertake a graduate-level nursing leadership/educator program.
  • Your rationale for the specialty track to which you are applying.
  • Your professional goals upon completion of your MSN or post-master's certificate program.

Students educated outside of the U.S. or the U.S. territories are eligible to apply. However, one year of full-time work experience in the U.S. and a current U.S. nursing license are required. For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 773-298-3053.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate Admission Recognition and Progression Committee make admission decisions based on the criteria outlined above, as well as the quality of previous coursework and demonstrated potential for a productive career in advanced nursing practice.

Nursing students may request credit transfer for courses completed at other accredited institutions prior to enrollment at Saint Xavier University. Subject to faculty approval, a maximum of six credit hours of non-clinical courses earned elsewhere may be accepted toward completion of graduate degree requirements in nursing. This request must be made formally, in writing, after the student's admission into the graduate program. See the Saint Xavier University graduate academic catalog for further details.

Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is designed for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience with speech-therapy clients.

NOTE: Do not complete a Saint Xavier University application through the Saint Xavier University website! Only submit an application through CSDCAS.

Applicants to Saint Xavier University's Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program must meet the following specific requirements in addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study at the University:

  1. Completion of an undergraduate major, or equivalent undergraduate course sequence, in speech language pathology. Undergraduate preparation typically includes:
    1. coursework in biological and physical sciences, mathematics, behavioral and social sciences, statistics, linguistics and psycholinguistics
    2. basic human communication and swallowing processes, including: anatomy and physiology of speech, hearing and swallowing mechanisms; speech and hearing science; phonetics; normal language development; basic audiology; neurological bases of communication and swallowing
    3. introduction to developmental and acquired communication disorders, basic clinical methods and up to 50 hours of clinical practicum
  2. For CSDI "Majors," a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.0 is required. For "Non-Majors," the cum GPA from either your bachelor's degree or CSDI bridge courses must be 3.2/4.0. If you do not meet either of these GPA requirements, you will not be considered for admission.
  3. Three written recommendations from individuals able to comment on the applicant's academic and clinical achievements and potential for successful graduate study.
  4. Submission of a narrative regarding interest in the field.

In order to apply to the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders at Saint Xavier University, individuals must submit an online application through the communication sciences and disorders central application service (CSDCAS) only. Do not submit an application through Saint Xavier University's website. CSDCAS posts frequently asked questions on the applicant portal. You are encouraged to read the FAQs before submitting your application.

Important CSDCAS Information

  • CSDCAS Application Portal
  • You must have your application and all materials submitted directly to CSDCAS by January 15 in order to be considered for admission into the following fall. The SXU CSDCAS GRE code is 0755. We encourage you to submit your application to CSDCAS by December 31 to allow CSDCAS ample time to process your application, combine it with the required supplemental items, and prepare it for the admission committee.
  • Your application and all supplemental items must reach CSDCAS by January 15 in order for you to be considered for admission. The admissions committee at SXU will not review any applicant's file whose application, three recommendations, narrative statement, GRE results, or official transcripts do not reach CSDCAS January 15.
  • CSDCAS Customer Service Information is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at 617-612-2030 or csdcasinfo@csdcas.org.
  • Send official transcripts to:

CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471

International students have additional application/admission requirements. See Supplementary Admission Criteria for International Students.

If your bachelor's degree is not in CSDI or speech-language pathology, you may still apply to our graduate SLP program. However, as a non-major, you will need to complete a specific set of CSDI coursework. For more information, please visit the CSD Post-Baccalaureate Requirements web page.