10 Ways Xavier Graduate Programs Work With You and Your Schedule

Our reputation for educational excellence and personal attention are just two of the reasons why Xavier is ranked a top 10 Midwest Masters University by U.S. News & World Report. Graduate students enjoy small class sizes, more than 40 degree programs to choose from and, most important—flexibility. When it comes to your future, what’s not to like about that?

Here are 10 ways that Xavier graduate programs work with you and your schedule:

1. Flexible Hours 
Most programs offer classes that don’t conflict with normal working hours, including evenings and weekends. Some programs offer summer sessions, so you can complete your degree sooner.

2. Online Courses and Programs 
More than 100 courses are offered online, allowing you to complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you. All online courses and programs maintain the academic rigor, Jesuit values and personal attention found in Xavier’s on-campus courses. Among seven fully online master’s programs to choose from are: MBA, Coaching Education, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Montessori education, Special Education and Health Economics

3. Your Time
You have a choice when it comes to the pace of your education. Most programs at Xavier can be completed full time or part time. Finish in as little as two years or take courses at your own pace for up to six years.

4. Available Professors
Your professors want you to succeed and are available for one-on-one conversations through scheduled office hours or by phone and email.

5. Small Class Sizes
Our student to faculty ratio is 12:1, so you'll get the personal attention you need to succeed. Small class sizes augment learning and networking with your peers.

6. Networking 
Make industry connections through professors who remain active in their field, and tap into the Xavier network of over 65,000 alumni. 

7. Library
The Conaton Learning Commons and McDonald Library are open during off hours including evenings and weekends for research and group projects.

8. Getting Started
Information sessions are held at times that are convenient for working students to attend and learn about their program. Applications are submitted online, and a variety of financial aid options are available to help finance your degree. 

9. Career Services
The Career Development Office offers job and internship opportunities and job search advice online and in person with walk-in hours and by appointment. 

10. Classwork 
Projects and class assignments are often applicable to your own work environment. Internships and residencies required in many programs often complement students’ current employment.

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