International Students Admission Criteria

Photo of a building with the X logo in the Bottom CenterNOTE TO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: 
In most cases, the Xavier residential Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) and MHSA/MBA Dual Degree DO NOT support international students. The online Executive MHSA is not able to accept international applicants at all. Before applying, read all instructions carefully and ensure that you will qualify the financial and MHSA residency work requirements. 

International students application materials include, but are not limited to:

  • Preferred undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate institution and anywhere student has taken collegiate level courses
  • Two completed recommendation forms from instructor or employer (Recommendations from family members are not accepted)
  • Statement of intent
  • Resume or C.V. (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Official TOEFL scores (Internet based score requirements: 80 total, minimum of 20 in each section)
  • Official course-by-course WES evaluation (or other NACES member, including SpanTran - a Xavier University partner)
  • If applicable: Change of School Report

For students requesting support from Xavier University for an F-1 student visa, students must submit the following documents:

  1. A copy of the information page of your passport
  2. Sponsor Financial Statement Form 
    • -- An official bank statement showing the Financial Requirements minus any scholarships you may have received.
      -- The official bank statement must be original. Scanned/emailed, faxed, or photocopied documents sent in the mail will not be accepted
  3. If you are currently enrolled in as a student in F-1 status at an institution of higher education in the United States, please submit the SEVIS RECORD TRANSFER FORM 
  4. If you are currently in the United States in a different visa category and would like to change to F-1 status, please contact the Center for International Education for more information.

The following are also highly recommended, though not required:

  • Accounting course
  • Economics course
  • Statistics course
  • Computer literacy course including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

All of the above items must be submitted by January 1 in order for your application to be considered for admission for the same fall. Once your initial application has been accepted for review, additional information may be requested.

International applicants who have not submitted a complete application (see above for required documents) by posted application deadlines will not be granted an I-20.

Please visit Xavier's international graduate student admissions page for more detailed information about applying as an international graduate student. For details on approved credential evaluation services, please visit Xavier University International Admission - Credential Evaluation.