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 bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university which reflects an overall minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5. (GPA requirements can vary--please consult your program.) The minimum undergraduate GPA for Speech Pathology is 3.2 and 2.75 for MPH 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 or a current supervisor or instructor for Education and Counseling applicants; Two letters of reference from professors and one ministerial letter from a pastor or pastoral staff person for Theology applicants; Three letters of reference are required for Public Health and Speech-pathology program applicants. 
  • A statement of interest is required for Education, Counseling, Public Health, and Speech Pathology applicants.


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)