Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Graduate Admission

College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate programs for students interested in computer science, education and speech-language pathology. The application process and admission requirements for each of the programs varies greatly. Details for each program are provided on this page so please read carefully.

Computer Science

The Computer Science Department offers a Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) degree that can be completed in two years and can be combined with the Graham School of Management's MBA degree with additional courses.

Application Requirements

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

  1. A completed Graduate Student application (no application fee).
  2. 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?
  3. Resume.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all institutions from which a bachelor's or master's degree(s) was/were received, and from any/all institution(s) at which graduate level coursework was completed. For such institutions located outside of the U.S., an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators), WES (World Education Services), or Educational Perspectives is required instead of the actual transcript(s).
  5. Two completed recommendation forms. Recommendations must come from individuals (supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.) with whom you have an academic and/or professional relationship and can attest to your academic competence and/or professional skills and character. Applicants who are graduates of Saint Xavier University need not submit recommendations, unless specifically asked to do so after submitting the application.
  6. Applicants who have not worked in the information systems field and/or do not have a computer based undergraduate degree may need additional coursework. If you are admitted into the program, an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences will review your resume and transcripts for such purpose.

Admission Procedure

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

Admission Requirements for International Students

International students have additional application/admission requirements. See Supplementary Admission Criteria for International Students.


We are excited you are interested in learning more about the graduate level programs offered by our Education Department (formerly known as the School of Education). Please see the Graduate Education Admission Requirements for detailed information.

More Information

For more information about the application and admission processes, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or 773-298-3053.