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Graduate Admission

College of Arts and Sciences

Note: Application requirements vary by program. Please select one of the programs below to see more details about admission requirements.

Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS)

Application Requirements

Below are the requirements for the master of applied computer science program:

  1. A completed application form (PDF).
  2. Official transcript(s) sent directly from the registrar of the accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate level coursework.
  3. A non-refundable $35 application fee, unless applying online.
  4. Personal statement. In approximately 300 words, please address (1) your personal career goals, (2) how you developed an interest in computer technology and the Internet,  (3) your computer background and proficiency, (4) how this program fits into your goals, (5) what skills and experience you bring to the program, and (6) what are your needs and expectations of the master of applied computer science program?
  5. Two completed recommendation forms. Recommendation forms must be completed by individuals (supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.) who can attest to your academic competence, professional skills and character. Graduates of Saint Xavier University need not submit recommendations, unless specifically asked to do so after submitting the application.
  6. If admitted into the program, an advisor will review your resume and transcripts. Students who have not worked in the information systems field and/or do not have a computer based undergraduate degree may need additional coursework. 

Apply online for the master of computer science (MACS) program or request an information packet by mail.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Application Requirements

Applicants to Saint Xavier University's master of science in speech-language pathology program must meet the following specific requirements in addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study at the University:

  1. Completion of an undergraduate major, or equivalent undergraduate course sequence, in speech language pathology. Undergraduate preparation typically includes:
    • coursework in biological and physical sciences, mathematics, behavioral and social sciences, statistics, linguistics and psycholinguistics
    • basic human communication and swallowing processes, including: anatomy and physiology of speech, hearing and swallowing mechanisms; speech and hearing science; phonetics; normal language development; basic audiology; neurological bases of communication and swallowing
    • introduction to developmental and acquired communication disorders, basic clinical methods and up to 50 hours of clinical practicum
  2. Scores on the general and writing section of the graduate record examination (GRE). A combined general score of 300 and a writing score of 4.0 is preferred, not required. If you take the GRE more than once, then please know that the highest score of yours from each of the three categories -- verbal, quantitative, writing -- is what will be considered when reviewing your GRE scores.
  3. For CSDI "Majors," a minimum undergraduate cum GPA of 3.2/4.0 is required. For "Non-Majors," the cum GPA from either your bachelor's degree or CSDI bridge courses must be 3.2/4.0. If you do not meet either of these GPA requirements, you will not be considered for admission.
  4. Three written recommendations from individuals able to comment on the applicant's academic and clinical achievements and potential for successful graduate study.
  5. Submission of a narrative regarding interest in the field.

Application Procedures

In order to apply to the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders at Saint Xavier University, individuals must submit an online application through the communication sciences and disorders central application service (CSDCAS) only. Do not submit an application through Saint Xavier University.

Important information:

CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471

Admission Requirements for Non-Majors

For information about admission requirements for non-majors, please visit the Transfer into Communication Sciences and Disorders web page.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships in the graduate speech-language pathology program at Saint Xavier University include a tuition waiver for two credit hours of course work per semester. In return for the tuition waiver, the students will spend up to five hours per week working as research, tutorial or clinical assistants. Application for a graduate assistantship is made directly through the CSDI department at SXU after entrance into the program).

A few graduate assistantships (both full and partial) are available in the masters of applied computer science program at Saint Xavier University. The graduate assistantships cover a tuition waiver for credit hours of course work per semester. In return for the tuition waiver, the students will spend from 5-15 hours per week working as research, tutorial or teaching assistants. After admission to the program, all interested candidates are invited to submit an email detailing interest in the graduate assistantship and a vita to MACS@sxu.edu.