Xavier Department of Counseling


Students interested in applying for either program must have a bachelor's degree and a solid academic background. Programs begin in the summer, fall and spring terms. 

Application Materials

To apply for official acceptance as a degree-seeking student, submit the following application materials to the Office of Graduate Services:

  • Completed application (choose Counseling, then Clinical Mental Health or School Counseling) apply on-line
  • One official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work from accredited colleges or universities.
  • A resume.
  • A five hundred word minimum statement of purpose for graduate study.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals commenting on the applicant's academic/professional potential.
  • (Optional) Official test scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (Call 513-745-3360 or e-mail (xugrad@xavier.edu) to request a MAT or GRE test booklet). The MAT is offered here at Xavier. For information about registering for the MAT, please call 513-745-3531. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1-888-GRE-SCORE. 


Applicants should have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above. If you do not have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, taking the MAT or GRE may increase your chances of admittance. The following scores are recommended for each test:

MAT: Score of 390 or above.

GRE: Score of 4.0 or above on the analytical section of the test.

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester: Oct. 1
Summer Semester: Feb. 1
Fall Semester: Feb. 1

Faculty will review the pool of applications after each of these dates and will then invite selected candidates to an on-campus interview to continue the application process.