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Admissions Requirements and Checklist

Online Graduate Admissions Requirements

Thank you for considering Saint Xavier University for your education. We strive to help you reach your goals in your career and in life. Admission varies by program, please see the requirements below regarding your program of interest:

Application Checklist

MA in Curriculum and Instruction

The MA in Curriculum and Instruction program requires a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, although exceptions may be made after consultation with Admissions.

Please supply the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • Official transcripts of your undergraduate coursework sent directly from the registrar of your accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institution, plus transcripts of any graduate coursework.
  • Two recommendations from work supervisors, professors, coworkers, or other similar individuals who can attest to your character, academic competence, and professional experience.
  • If applicable, copies of any teaching certificates (both front and back to show current certification).

If you are not a citizen of the United States, please submit:

  • A completed application form.
  • Official transcripts from colleges or universities you attended in the U.S.
  • Official transcript of undergraduate and graduate coursework undertaken at colleges and universities outside the U.S. Students should also request a course-by-course evaluation from either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
  • Official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Applicants must score a minimum of 80 on the web-based exam, 550 on the paper exam, or 213 on the computer-based exam to be considered for admission.

Master of Science in Nursing

Our MSN programs in Clinical Nurse Leadership and Executive Nurse Leadership (Nursing Administration) require a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, although exceptions may be made after consultation with Admissions. Other requirements include a current registered nursing license with at least one year of full-time work experience and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC or CCNE-accredited program. The Nurse Educator Certificate program requires an MSN to apply as the program is a Post Master's Certificate.

Please submit the following for admission:

  • A completed application form.
  • An official transcript(s) sent directly from the Registrar of all colleges, universities and professional schools attended including accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate level coursework.
  • A copy of your current registered nursing license and current work status. Applicants are required to be working full-time in order to apply.
  • Three (3) written recommendations from nursing professionals, such as recent employers, professors, etc. At least one (1) recommendation must be from a Master’s level or above professional Nurse who has observed and is able to speak to the applicant’s clinical performance.
  • Current Résumé.

If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must also submit the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • Results of TOEFL test (if you are a non-native English speaker). Applicants must score a minimum of 80 on the web-based exam, 550 on the paper exam, or 213 on the computer-based exam to be considered for admission.
  • Official transcripts from colleges or universities you attended in the U.S.
  • Official transcript of undergraduate and graduate coursework undertaken at colleges and universities outside the U.S. Students should also request a course-by-course evaluation from either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
  • A copy of your current registered nursing license and current work status. Applicants are required to be working full-time in order to apply.
  • Copy of I-151 or I-551 for U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • Copy of I-94 or I-688 for eligible non-citizens.

Note: All Nursing Students are required to do practicum work towards the end of their program. The practicum work and preceptor site need to be completed within the United States.

Nurse Educator Certificate

The Nurse Educator Certificate program requires an MSN to apply as the program is a post-master's certificate.

Please supply the following for admission:

  • A completed application form.
  • An official transcript(s) sent directly from the Registrar of your MSN completed coursework from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • A copy of your current registered nursing license and current work status. Applicants are required to be working full-time in order to apply.
  • Three (3) written recommendations from nursing professionals, such as recent employers, professors, etc. At least one (1) recommendation must be from a Master’s level or above professional Nurse who has observed and is able to speak to the applicant’s clinical performance.
  • Current Résumé.

If you are not a citizen of the United States, please submit:

  • A completed application form.
  • Results of TOEFL test (if you are a non-native English speaker). Applicants must score a minimum of 80 on the web-based exam, 550 on the paper exam, or 213 on the computer-based exam to be considered for admission.
  • Official transcripts from colleges or universities you attended in the U.S.
  • Official transcript of undergraduate and graduate coursework undertaken at colleges and universities outside the U.S. Students should also request a course-by-course evaluation from either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
  • A copy of your current registered nursing license and current work status. Applicants are required to be working full-time in order to apply.
  • Copy of I-151 or I-551 for U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • Copy of I-94 or I-688 for eligible non-citizens.

Clinical Leadership Certificate

Applicants must successfully complete their Master of Science in Nursing degree with a 3.0 GPA to apply to the Post-masters Clinical Leadership program.

Please supply the following for admission:

  • A completed application form.
  • An official transcript(s) sent directly from the Registrar of your MSN completed coursework from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • A copy of your current registered nursing license and current work status. Applicants are required to be working full-time in order to apply.
  • Three (3) written recommendations from nursing professionals, such as recent employers, professors, etc. At least one (1) recommendation must be from a Master’s level or above professional Nurse who has observed and is able to speak to the applicant’s clinical performance.
  • Current Résumé.

Each applicant will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine which courses are necessary for the certificate based on previous coursework. Applicants will receive a ‘tentative’ acceptance based on the degree bearing transcript and resume. This acceptance will allow the student to begin the practicum paperwork process while working to complete the file for admission. Once students are tentatively admitted, they should work with their Program Manager to complete the file for application. It is important for students to know that they are required to have all practicum paperwork complete with their site approved prior to taking NURSG 524 and cannot matriculate through the program without it.

If you are not a citizen of the United States, please submit:

  • A completed application form.
  • Results of TOEFL test (if you are a non-native English speaker). Applicants must score a minimum of 80 on the web-based exam, 550 on the paper exam, or 213 on the computer-based exam to be considered for admission.
  • Official transcripts from colleges or universities you attended in the U.S.
  • Official transcript of undergraduate and graduate coursework undertaken at colleges and universities outside the U.S. Students should also request a course-by-course evaluation from either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
  • A copy of your current registered nursing license and current work status. Applicants are required to be working full-time in order to apply.
  • Copy of I-151 or I-551 for U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • Copy of I-94 or I-688 for eligible non-citizens.

Call us at (866) 319-8966 to speak with a Program Manager, or fill out our Information Request Form.