The College of Professional Sciences is comprised of a vibrant and dedicated community of faculty and support staff committed to preparing undergraduate and graduate students for lives of service in education, health and the social and behavioral sciences. Our College is “Magis-in-Service” as we are women and men for others meeting the needs of people and organizations in our community. We are connected to the world around us, and we seek to broaden our reach through collaborative practice and partnerships, where faculty, staff and students from a variety of disciplines collaborate to find innovative solutions to better serve our world. We seek to ensure that our programs focus on shaping the future leaders in our disciplines and professions.
We challenge students to strive for academic excellence and life-long learning, provide applied experiences grounded in theoretical foundations, promote collaboration and community partnerships, incorporate research, scholarship, and innovation, and integrate ethical behavior and a respect for individual differences and diversity.
Degrees and Programs
The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the service and helping professions, as well as certification, licensing and credentialing programs, and several online degrees. Its 18 schools, departments, and centers work together to prepare students for careers primarily in health, education and social services-awarding nearly half the degrees granted at Xavier. All three of Xavier’s doctoral programs-in Nursing Practice, Leadership Studies and Clinical Psychology - are located in the College of Professional Sciences. The departments in the college include: Counseling, Criminal Justice, Health Services Administration, Leadership Studies & Human Resource Development, Military Science, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology (program), Social Work, and Sport Studies. The School of Education includes: Early and Middle Childhood Education, Montessori, Reading and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Secondary Education, Special Education, and Educational Administration. The School of Nursing’s programs are community-based, holistic programs focused on a health and wellness model that educates future nurses in the skills of communication, coordination and cooperation with other health care professionals. The graduate programs in nursing includes the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN and RN to MSN), post-master’s options such as Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificates and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The School of Psychology includes: BS in psychology, MA in General Experimental Psychology or Industrial Organizational Psychology, and PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education - ACOTE
American Montessori Society - AMS
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education - CAATE
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs - CACREP
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation -CAEP
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education CAHME
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education- CCNE The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Xavier University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.
Council on Social Work Education - CSWE
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology - JRCERT
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education- MACTE
North American Society for Sport Management - National Association of Sport & Physical Education NASSM-NASPE -
Teacher Education Accreditation Council TEAC -
The Clinical Psychology doctoral program is accredited by the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, Phone 202-336-5500. The School of Nursing is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses’ Certification Corporation.
Center for Catholic Education
The College of Professional Sciences includes the Xavier University Center for Catholic Education which assists Catholic schools in the transmission of the faith and the development of Catholic education and the Xavier Center for Excellence in Education whose mission is to prepare educators who are qualified and committed to providing an outstanding education for their students.
NOTE: Many of the programs in the College of Professional Sciences require BCI/FBI criminal background checks and/or drug screens because of university program, accreditation, clinical, and/or professional mandates. Requirements vary from program to program. Failure to satisfy the requirements can result in dismissal from the program, withdrawal from field and clinical placements, delayed program progression, or diminished employment opportunities. If you have questions or need further information, please contact the chair/director or program director in the department.