Saint Xavier University (SXU) is a four-year coed academic institution that was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846. Its main campus is located on a 109-acre site at Mount Greenwood, Chicago, Illinois and a satellite campus is based in Orland Park.
Saint Xavier offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, Graham School of Management and The School of Nursing. Three graduate level courses are offered via distance learning and these are online MA in Curriculum and Instruction, online MS in Nursing and Clinical Leadership, and MS in Nursing and Executive Leadership. Tuition for the online MS in Curriculum and Instruction program is $450.00 per credit hour while the MS Nursing courses are $520.00 per credit hour. Tuition may not include cost of books and may change without prior notice. Financial aid programs in the form of grants, loans and scholarships are in place and are available to eligible students. Information on the cost of online education and financial aid options can be requested from the Saint Xavier Financial Aid office.
Application to the online master’s programs can be done online. Once the application form has been completed, proof regarding the applicant’s academic and professional background (diplomas, letters of recommendation, transcripts) will need to be supplied. Degree specific admissions requirements can be obtained by calling the Saint Xavier University and speaking with an Admissions Advisor.
Saint Xavier is one of the top 40 comprehensive master’s universities in the Midwest, as ranked by US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2010. In addition, it is one of the top private / public universities in the Midwest, and among the top 5 in the state of Illinois. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The online programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.