Graduate Admission Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in graduate programs at Xavier University. To receive more specific program information, please complete the brief form below, indicating which program(s) you are interested in.

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Master of Science in Accountancy
The Master of Science in Accountancy (MACC) at Xavier University is designed to provide students with the competencies necessary to begin careers as outstanding professional accountants. Graduates of the program will demonstrate competency in the primary functional areas of accountancy: financial accounting, managerial accounting, audit, taxation, and accounting information systems. During the MACC program, students complete intensive and challenging coursework to prepare them for careers in assurance, tax, financial accounting, management accounting and advisory services.

You can find more information available on the MACC website or you can contact MBA Admission directly via email at macc@xavier.edu or by phone: (513) 745-4800.
Master of Arts in Private Interests and Public Good
The Master’s program in ‘Private Interests and Public Good’ (PIPG) will train students to critically evaluate social problems’ impact on the public, and to situate themselves and their organizations as solutions.  Through rigorous analytical and philosophical training, students will gain the critical thinking and technical skills necessary to craft functional, beneficial private-public partnerships.  This program integrates perspectives from economics, political science, history, communications, design thinking, technology, and philosophy.  Students will develop technical expertise in research methodologies, economic analysis, and communication skills necessary to address and resolve social problems.

You can find more information available on the PIPG website.
Master of Science in Health Economic and Clinical Outcomes Research
Health Economic and Clinical Outcomes Research (HECOR)

What do the latest research studies reveal about trends in health care? Students who love to dig deep into data to discover the secrets hidden within gain valuable analytic skills from this 40-credit hour program that builds a foundation in health economics and health services research.

You can find more information available on the HECOR website.
Master of Arts in Counseling
The Master of Arts degree program in Counseling is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor. 

Applications requirements are:
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  • A resume.
  • A five hundred word minimum personal statement for graduate study.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals commenting on the applicant's academic/professional potential.
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, a MAT score of 390 or above, or a score of 4.0 or above on the analytical section of the GRE.
  • Application deadlines are:
    • Summer Semester: March 1
    • Fall Semester: March 1
    • Spring Semester: Oct. 1
You can find more information available on the counseling website or you can contact the Office of the Graduate School by email at xugrad@xavier.edu or by phone at (513) 745-3360.
 
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Master of Education & Teacher/Administrative Licensure Programs
We offer degree and licensure programs approved by the Ohio Board of Regents that are nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). They are rigorous academic and professional programs that challenge and support students. As a result, students are prepared for careers in diverse, complex, and interprofessional environments.

You can contact the Office of the Graduate School by email at xugrad@xavier.edu or via phone at (513) 745-3360. For online degree programs, call (513) 322-2397.

All programs offered in the School of Education require at least the following to enter into the degree program:
  • Official Test Scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
Please note that programs may have additional requirements to enter into a degree & licensure program.

All programs in the School of Education admit on a rolling basis and do not have application deadlines. New students in the Master of Education program can begin 3 times a year in the Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters.

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Graduate Nursing Programs

Xavier offers a wide range of options for registered nurses wishing to advance their careers. The Master of Science in Nursing program is open to baccalaureate, associate, or diploma prepared nurses at an entry point customized to the student's level of prior preparation. 

Since 2005 individuals with a baccalaureates degree in a field other than nursing can earn a Masters of Science in Nursing and direct entry into Nursing as a new career, the MIDAS program which incorporates the clinical nurse leader role.

You can contact the School of Nursing by email at gomez@xavier.edu or via phone at (513) 745-4392

The School of Nursing has a detailed description of application requirements available on their website for the following programs:

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Master of Business Administration Programs
Xavier offers MBA programs to meet the diverse needs of working professionals. Each program engages students in a challenging educational experience that enables them to meet and exceed their personal and career goals.

You can find more information available on the MBA website or you can contact MBA Admission directly via email at mbaadmit@xavier.edu or by phone: (513) 745-4800.

Please note that some MBA Programs have application deadlines and only admit once a year. 

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Graduate Psychology Programs
The Department of Psychology offers both a Masters level program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and General Experimental Psychology as well as a Doctoral level program in Clinical Psychology. 

A detailed overview of the Application Requirements for the Department of Psychology can be found online for: You can contact the Department of Psychology by email at maybury@xavier.edu or via phone at (513) 745-1053.

Application Deadlines:
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: December 15
  • I/O Psychology & General Experimental Psychology: February 1
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Dual Degree Programs
Dual Degree Programs are offered jointly between both departments. Please contact one of the following departments for specific questions: Please choose the programs you're interested in hearing more about:
Health Services Administration
The graduate program in Health Services Administration (GPHSA) was established in 1958 and has a strong tradition of success in the field of health services administration. Upon successful completion of the program coursework and the administrative residency or practicum, students are awarded a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

A detailed overview of the application requirements for the MHSA Program can be found online.

The MHSA Full-Time program has an application deadline of:
  • June 1st for Domestic Applicants
  • January 1st for International Applicants
You can find more information available on the MHSA website or you can contact the MHSA office directly via email at hellkampal@xavier.edu or by phone: (513) 745-3687.

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Sport Administration
The Master of Education in sport administration will prepare you for a career within the expanding sport industry. The program combines the academic strength of a Xavier education with the opportunities of the Cincinnati sport industry. You will study areas such as sport management, sport marketing, sport finance, personnel and legal issues and NCAA rules and regulations. The program will develop your leadership skills and prepare you for success in one of today's fastest growing industries.

Application requirements are:
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Current resume of work and volunteer experiences.
  • One page typewritten statement of your career goals and how the Xavier sport administration program fits with your goals.
  • Two letters from professional and/or academic references who are able to assess your potential for success in this program.
You can find more information available on the Sport Administration website or you can contact the Office of the Graduate School by email at xugrad@xavier.edu or by phone at (513) 745-3360

The Sport Administration program admits on a rolling basis and does not have an application deadline. New students in the Sport Administration program can begin 3 times a year in the Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters.
Criminal Justice
The Master of Science in criminal justice program is designed for those persons who are interested in studying the theory and practice of criminal justice in law enforcement, courts and corrections. Students graduate with an understanding of the dynamics of criminal and delinquent behavior, the nature and scope of the crime and delinquency in contemporary society, and the current efforts by the criminal justice system to address these issues.

Application requirements are:
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
You can find more information available on the Criminal Justice Department's website or you can contact the Office of the Graduate School directly via email at xugrad@xavier.edu or by phone at (513) 745-3360.

The Criminal Justice program admits on a rolling basis and does not have an application deadline. New students in the Criminal Justice program can begin 3 times a year in the Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters.
Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development (HRD) is the integrated use of training, organizational development, and career development efforts to improve individual, group, and organizational effectiveness.

Xavier's executive human resource development program is designed to develop ethical, competent professional leaders who can perform effectively in critical HRD roles, such as administrator of HRD programs, training manager or director, instructor, facilitator, trainer, management development specialist, organization change agent, program designer, or individual career development advisor.

The Xavier HRD program is offered in an executive format. You enter with a group of students (known as a cohort) with whom you remain throughout the program. You attend classes on 24 weekends (Friday night, all day Saturday, Sunday morning) over the course of 21 months.

Application requirements are:

  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
  • Current resume of work and volunteer experiences.
  • One page typewritten statement of your career goals and how the HRD program fits with your goals.
  • Two recent letters from professional and/or academic references who are able to assess your potential for success in this program. The letters should be directly related to your application for the HRD program.
You can find more information available on the Human Resource Development's website or you can contact the Office of the Graduate School directly via email at xugrad@xavier.edu or by phone at (513) 745-3360.

The Human Resource Development program only accepts students for the Fall Semester. It is recommended to have all application materials in to the Office of the Graduate School no later than July 1 to be considered for admission.
English
As a student in the Master of Arts program in English, you will develop critical, expository, and research skills, a critical and historical understanding of literature and language, and a knowledge of current theories of interpretation. You will find the program to be useful in your career as a teacher, editor, or other profession requiring verbal skills, critical thinking, or knowledge of literacy traditions. It will deeply enrich your intellect and imagination, regardless of your career or point in life.

Application requirements are:
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  • Official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE),
    OR
    Two academic letters of recommendation, at least one from a former or current professor who can speak to the applicant’s preparation for graduate study, sent directly from the letter writers to the Office of the Graduate School.
  • A writing sample that evidences the applicant’s ability to analyze a text (preferably a work of literature), which can be an academic paper from a previous undergraduate or graduate course.  Applicants who cannot provide such a sample should contact the director of the M.A. in English (below) for information about acceptable substitutions and should submit GRE scores instead of letters 
  • A brief statement of intent/purpose if applicant wants to explain areas of interest in English studies or objectives in seeking the degree (optional)
You can find more information available on the English Department's website or you can contact the Office of the Graduate School directly via email at xugrad@xavier.edu or by phone at (513) 745-3360.

The English program admits on a rolling basis and does not have an application deadline. New students in the English program can begin 3 times a year in the Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters.
Theology
The graduate program in theology provides students with a firm foundation in Christian theology through the study of scripture, tradition and ethics. Students with varying backgrounds acquire the conceptual tools to look at world and local issues from a theological perspective.  Optional concentrations in social and pastoral ministry and in religious education prepare students to meet local and national guidelines for these ministries in the Catholic Church.  The program in theology is flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of interests.

Application requirements are:
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
  • Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • A statement of reasons and goals for enrolling in this program (1,000-2,000 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one which addresses your academic or professional abilities, one which addresses your personal character and suitability for graduate study in theology).
You can find more information available on the Theology Department's website or you can contact the Office of the Graduate School directly via email at xugrad@xavier.edu or by phone at (513) 745-3360.

The Theology program admits on a rolling basis and does not have an application deadline. New students in the Theology program can begin 3 times a year in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.
Urban Sustainability and Resilience
The Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability and Resilience is designed around an innovative curriculum that blends elements from traditional, urban-focused graduate programs (urban/regional planning and development, urban ecology, urban studies/political science, public administration) with business, economics, community development, environmental science, geography and communications.

More Information can be found on the Sustainability website or you can contact Liz Blume by email at blume@xavier.edu or by phone at (513) 745-3332.
Coaching Education & Athlete Development
Xavier University created a unique online Master of Education program in Coaching Education and Athlete Development (CEAD), a two-year cohort that focuses on the art and science of coaching, and addresses the true purpose of coaching: athlete development. This includes character development, promoting sport participation throughout the lifespan and the pursuit of excellence through sport.

More information can be found on the Coaching Education & Athlete Development website or you can contact the Sport Studies Department directly by phone at (513) 322-2397.
Health Informatics

Our unique Health Informatics program offers the perfect fusion of informatics, healthcare and business, something we call interprofessional (IP).

You will find this interprofessional component woven throughout your Heath Informatics curriculum. This focus on IP directly supports the current changes in the healthcare industry which emphasize the team as an essential component of quality patient care. This means that when you graduate from the program, you will be prepared to be a collaborative leader and an informed, productive member of a comprehensive health informatics team.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice
This DNP degree program is a population health-focused post-master’s degree program for nurses from a variety of practice settings to become leaders in addressing the complexity of health care and health care outcomes in the 21st century. Through the lens of the Jesuit tradition, the student will build on a previously earned advanced practice of nursing degree to achieve the highest level of academic preparation that incorporates scientific, philosophical, ethical, and historical perspectives of nursing practice along with a perspective of the complexities of present and future global and holistic health care. Additionally, organizational and systems leadership, population focused healthcare, health policy that includes advocacy in health care, and interprofessional collaboration to address health care outcomes will be considered. The design, implementation, and evaluation of delivery methods that address outcomes to improve the health of the nation will be the capstone focus.

For specific questions, you can reach the School of Nursing by email at gomez@xavier.edu or via phone at (513) 745-4392