Graduate Admission

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs Admission Requirements

The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate programs for students interested in computer science, education, and medical sciences. The application process and admission requirements for each of the programs varies greatly. Details for each program are provided on this page so please read carefully.

Computer Science

In two to four semesters, SXU's online Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) degree will prepare you with the theoretical and practical skills to apply toward a career in one of the nation's fastest-growing sectors -- technology! Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of settings including finance, insurance, medical, education, government, manufacturing, and service industries. With only eight additional courses, you can obtain a dual MACS/MBA dual degree through our partnership with SXU's Graham School of Management.

Below are the requirements for the MACS program:

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application (no application fee).
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 300-400 words, please address: (1) how you developed an interest in computer technology and the internet, (2) your computer background and proficiency, (3) the skills and experience you bring to the program, (4) your expectations of the program, and (5) your personal/professional goals and how this program meets them.
  3. Resume.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all institutions from which a bachelor's or master's degree(s) was/were received, and from any/all institution(s) at which graduate-level coursework was completed. For such institutions located outside of the U.S., an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators), WES (World Education Services), or Educational Perspectives is required instead of the actual transcript(s).
  5. Two completed recommendation forms. Recommendations must come from individuals (supervisors, professors, co-workers, etc.) with whom you have an academic and/or professional relationship and can attest to your academic competence and/or professional skills and character. Applicants who are graduates of Saint Xavier University need not submit recommendations, unless specifically asked to do so during a review of your application materials.
  6. Applicants who have not worked in the information systems field and/or do not have a computer-based undergraduate degree may need additional coursework. If you are admitted into the program, an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences will review your resume and transcripts for such purpose.

Application Form

Apply online for the Online Master of Computer Science (MACS) program or request an information packet by mail.

Admission for International Students

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

Medical Sciences

SXU's College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master of Science in Medical Sciences that prepares a diverse student body to pursue exceptional health care careers and become leaders that have the ability to improve health care worldwide. In under one year our MSMS degree program will allow you to further develop and enhance your credentials for entry or re-entry into medical school or to alternate health care fields such as dentistry, nursing, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic , pharmacy school, or the pharmaceutical industry.

Application Requirements

Below are the requirements for the MSMS program:

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application (no application fee).
  2. Personal statement regarding interest in a health care career, description of any work/volunteer experience in healthcare settings, and expectations for how this program will help in preparation for the career.
  3. 3 Recommendation letters, preferably from a STEM faculty member, pre-health committee, or health care provider.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all institutions from which a bachelor's or master's degree(s) was/were received, and from any/all institution(s) at which undergraduate or graduate-level coursework was completed. For such institutions located outside of the U.S., an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators), WES (World Education Services), or Educational Perspectives is required instead of the actual transcript(s).
  5. Unofficial reports of all scores from any professional admissions exams that may have been taken previously (MCAT, DAT, OAT, etc.).

Application Form

Apply online for the Master of Medical Sciences (MSMS) program or request an information packet by mail.

Education

We are excited you are interested in learning more about the graduate level programs offered by our Education Department. Whether you are a teacher or otherwise, having a bachelor's degree allows you to pursue an education program at the graduate level. In addition to several focused endorsement and degree programs available for working teachers, we offer teacher preparation programs for individuals wishing to obtain teacher licensure, regardless of the major from their bachelor's degree and/or current profession.

Please review the admission requirements for our various graduate education programs.

More Information

For more information about the application and admission processes, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at graduateadmission@sxu.edu or 773-298-3053.