Saint Xavier University, Chicago’s oldest Catholic university, has a long history of educating students to prepare them for professional success and lay the foundation for personal fulfillment. Our online master’s degree programs reflect our values: to explore and respect different viewpoints, work for the betterment of the community, and engage students in the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Grounded in the tradition of liberal arts, “Success with Purpose” is the hallmark of a Saint Xavier University education. Saint Xavier offers graduate and post-graduate online programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.

Quick Facts

School Name

Saint Xavier University


Chicago and Orland Park



General Information

Institutional Control:

Private, non-profit

Year Founded:


Religious Affiliation:

Catholic – Sisters of Mercy

Academic Calendar:

8-weeks or semester (depending on the online program)

Memberships Include:
Continuing and Adult Education
  • Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education
  • University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • School of Nursing
    • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
    • Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing
    • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • School of Education
    • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
    • Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Awards:
    Degrees Offered:
    Master of Nursing – Clinical Leadership:

    This graduate degree is for nurses who want to hone their clinical expertise and take on the challenge of identifying and instituting more effective methods of patient care. The skills learned can be applied to most clinical settings, including: hospitals, doctors' offices, rehabilitation centers, hospices and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. The curriculum prepares students for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification exam.

    Master of Nursing – Executive Leadership:

    This program gives nurses the high-level perspective and critical skills needed to manage a nursing department or unit. Coursework covers vital aspects of an administrative role including: assessment and implementation of quality and safety measurements, budgeting, project management, strategic planning and patient communications. The curriculum prepares students for Nurse Executive, Advanced certification exam (NEA-BC).


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