Graduate Programs

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 Graduate Record Exam (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 Miller'Äôs Analogies Test (MAT) is offered with a passing score of 380. All scores must be within five years of the date of application.
  • Professional confidential reference from former to current supervisor or instructor.
  • 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:

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

For Master of Arts in Teaching Applications:
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'Äôs degree or higher) may be used in lieu of Praxis I.
  • Praxis II (content exam).

Applications must be made by the following dates:

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

For Ed.D in Educational Leadership Applications:

Xavier Offers Doctorate in Educational Leadership
The doctoral program (Ed. D.) in educational leadership has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The first cohort was admitted Fall 2015. The 60-hour curriculum will focus on urban education and school turnaround, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that blends theory and applied research with practice. In keeping with Xavier's Mission, the program is designed for the candidate who wants to become a leader and agent of change in approaching the current challenges facing many schools today. The program follows Xavier's mission with a focus on leadership values that include social justice, collaborative relationships, advocacy, and inclusion of all the organization's stakeholders. Candidates will learn strategies and skills that will engage all constituents in creating schools with sustainable high performance based on effective organizational models and best instructional practices. The platform to change is underpinned by the pedagogical successes of urban schools that consistently meet the academic needs of all children, including those who are poor and minority.

The program will be administered through the Division of education and Counseling. Spaces are limited. Potential candidates must possess a Master's Degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a 3.0 or higher GPA, submit a combined GRE score of at least 1000 (verbal and quantitative) or 294 on the revised GRE or a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of at least 391 or 37 on the previous test in addition to other admission requirements. These scores should be no more than 5 years old.

Application Guidelines for the
Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed. D.)

STEP 1

  1. Submission of a completed ONLINE application accompanied by the application fee by March 1 for Fall admission.  This program has only Fall admission and only ONLINE applications will be accepted.
  2. Submission of official transcript(s) of all graduate degrees and graduate coursework beyond the graduate degree. Applicants must possess a graduate degree to apply. The graduate degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 or higher grade point average based on a scale in which A=4.0.
  3. Submission of two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to appraise your scholastic aptitude, leadership ability, and personal and professional potential in a doctoral program. Letters must be current and signed using appropriate letterhead. Graduate School recommendation forms are not acceptable.
  4. Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) combined score of at least 1000 (verbal and quantitative) or 294 on the revised GRE or a Millers Analogies Test (MAT) score of at least 391 or 37 on the previous test. These scores must be no more than 5 years old.
  5. Submission of a letter of intent explaining why you want to enroll in a doctoral program, your research interests,     and why you choose Xavier University of Louisiana.
  6. Submission of an example of your best scholarly writing.  It should be no more than 5 years old, approximately 8-10 pages, not including the cover page and the list of references, and should be double spaced using APA format.
  7. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview.
  8. Accepted applicants will be sent a letter of acceptance with the due date for the required acceptance fee.

STEP 2

Selected applicants will be invited to an interview.

STEP 3

Accepted applicants will be sent a letter of acceptance with the due date for the required acceptance fee.

For all inquiries, please contact (504) 520-7536.

Graduate Programs

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