Graduate Programs


Graduate SchoolGoals

The goal of Graduate Programs is to educate men and women to advance the quality of human life through scholarship, teaching and service.

Graduate programs focus on the disciplines of education, counseling, and theology. Scholarship, teaching and service are integral to students' educational experience which extends beyond the classroom into the community.

Admissions Requirements

A degree from a regionally-accredited college or university which reflects an overall minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.5 is required. The minimum acceptance score from the GRE is 800 (the combined score from the verbal and quantitative sections) or 280 on the revised GRE effective 08/2011. In lieu of the GRE, the MAT is offered with a passing score of 380. All scores must be within five years of the date of application. A one-page written essay on why you have chosen your proposed program of graduate study is also required and will serve as a writing sample.

For International Applicants:

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

  1. Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); the minimum acceptance score is 550.
  2. Evidence of proficiency in written English.
  3. Affidavit of support.
  4. Certificate of good health from a physician.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline (all documentation submitted) - July 1
  • Spring deadline (all documentation submitted) - November 1
  • Summer deadline (all documentation submitted) - April 1

Financial Information

theologyXavier University is a private institution and charges tuition accordingly. In-service personnel in educational institutions receive a 25% tuition waiver during the academic year that is subject to change without notice. Graduate Programs does not administer any financial assistance -- all inquiries about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.

For more information

All inquiries, requests for application forms, and completed forms should be addressed to:

Graduate Programs
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
Box 60
New Orleans, LA 70125

or call 1-504-520-7487.

Graduate Programs