Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Graduate Admission

College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate programs for students interested in computer science, education and speech-language pathology. 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

The Computer Science Department offers a Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) degree that can be completed in two years and can be combined with the Graham School of Management's MBA degree with additional courses.

Application Requirements

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

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master of Science in Medical Sciences that can be completed in just one year! The program will allow you to further develop and enhance your academic record to prepare you to apply, or reapply, to medical programs or seek a career in the health care industry. Our transformational learning system includes everything you need to succeed.

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 (formerly known as the School of Education). Please see the Graduate Education Admission Requirements for detailed information.

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.