Admissions Process

Admission Requirements and Process 

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 which reflects an overall minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 is required. (May be higher--please consult your program.);
  • 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).


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

  •  TOEFL or IELTS Scores (for non-native English speakers)
    •  TOEFL Paper-Based Test - 550
    • TOEFL Internet-Based Test - 80
    • IELTS - 7.0
  • Course-by-Course evaluation of any undergraduate or graduate coursework completed at a college or university outside of the U.S. (Recommended evaluation agencies are listed below)
  •  Xavier University Certificate of Financial Support (a notarized form indicating who will pay the cost of attendance)