Office of Graduate Programs

Admission Requirements

Graduate Programs

Xavier offers Master's programs in Education, Counseling, and Theology and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership.

Master's Programs: Students who are applying to the University's Master's programs must submit the following to be considered for admission to Xavier:

  • A Graduate Application;
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and, where applicable, of all post-baccalaureate course work;
  • All official college/university transcripts, including undergraduate and graduate work;
  • A degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Exam Revised (GRE) with a minimum score for the Revised GRE of 280 or submission of scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 380; and
  • Two letters of professional confidential references from former to current supervisor or instructor (for Education and Counseling) or academic letters from professors familiar with the student's academic work (for Theology).

 

Special Requirements for Master's Applicants and Education and Counseling:

In addition to the above requirements, Master's applicants in Education and Counseling must also submit a one-page written essay on why the applicant has chosen the proposed program of graduate study; this essay also serves as a writing sample.

 

Special Requirements for Master of Arts in Teaching Applicants:

In addition to the above requirements, MAT applicants must submit:

  • Praxis I scores (an ACT composite score of 22 or a SAT combined verbal and math score of 1030 or a Master's degree or higher) may be used in lieu of Praxis I; and the
  • Praxis II (content exam).

 

Special requirements for the Master of Theology Applicants:

In addition to the above requirements, Master's applicants in Theology must also submit one ministerial letter from a pastor or pastoral staff person familiar with the student's work in their church and/or community

Ed.D in Educational Leadership: Students who are applying to the University's Ed.D. Program must submit the following to be considered for admission to Xavier:

  • A completed application;
  • Official transcript(s) of all graduate degrees and graduate coursework beyond the graduate degree; applicants must possess a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 or higher grade point average;
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to appraise the scholastic aptitude, leadership ability, and personal and professional potential in a doctoral program;
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) that indicate a combined score of at least 1000 (verbal and quantitative) or 294 on the Revised GRE or scores from the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) of at least 391 or 37 on the previous test; these scores must be no more than 5 years old.
  • A letter of intent explaining why the applicant wants to enroll in a doctoral program, the applicant's research interests, and why the applicant chose Xavier's program; and
  • An example of the applicant's best scholarly writing in APA format that should be no more than five years old and approximately 8-10 doubled-spaced pages, not including the cover page and the list of references.

 

For International Applicants:

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants must submit:

  • Official school records/transcripts;
  • Letter of recommendation;
  • Original certificate of national examination taken by the student.
  • Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for non-native English speakers; and
  • Notarized Affidavit of Support.

Office of Graduate Programs

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