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.
Saint Xavier University
Chicago and Orland Park
Catholic – Sisters of Mercy
8-weeks or semester (depending on the online program)
Saint Xavier University is has been awarded Regional Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The Graham School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA)
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE)
Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (FICU)
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
Lilly Fellows Program (LFP)
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) (Associate Member)
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 Management
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (AACBSP).
School of Nursing has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the National League of Nursing for a third consecutive term. SXU is among one of only 40 nursing programs in the country that have been awarded this prominent designation, and the only university in Illinois to receive this distinction.
U.S. News and World Report ranked SXU’s MSN – Clinical Leadership and Executive Leadership as the #3 Best Online MSN Program in 2016.
One of the five largest schools of nursing in Illinois.
Graham School of Management was ranked 15th in Business Research Guide’s 2015 “Most Innovative Small College Business Departments” list
Online Master of Science in Finance:
This graduate degree provides an exceptional, hands-on education centered on industry leading technology and a curriculum rooted in the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge. Students will develop superior analytical skills, problem solving abilities and essential knowledge needed to advance their finance careers in today’s global markets.
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).