Graduate Admissions


A note to all prospective UIW students:

Beginning October 1, 2013, Texas law requires all students under the age of 22 to provide proof of immunization against bacterial meningitis in the preceding five years prior to registering for classes. The law, which applies to students at all higher education institutions, both public and private, is meant to protect the health and well being of all on campus. UIW's Health Services offers vaccinations against bacterial meningitis; more information may be found on the Health Services web site. Vaccinations may also be obtained from local clinics, or your primary care physician.

UIW Graduate students experience flexible and interactive learning opportunities with a low faculty-to-graduate-student ratio in the setting of a private liberal arts university. The UIW community strives to provide students an accessible and engaging learning environment allowing students to expand their professional horizon, while piquing their intellectual curiosities. The mission of the School of Graduate Studies and Research is "To nurture and preserve academic excellence."

Upcoming Graduate Admissions Events and Fairs:

Date Location Time
March 20 Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Lunch and Learn
Library- Special Collections Room
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
March 25 Graduate Information Night
UIW International Conference Center Auditorium
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
April 2 Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital Employee Ed Fair
8026 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX 78229

11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

April 14 Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Lunch and Learn
Library- Special Collections Room
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Graduate Admission Procedure:

  1. Submit a completed formal application, which can be obtained from the Admissions Office website.
  2. Request official transcripts from each college or university previously attended. These transcripts MUST be mailed directly to the Admissions Office from the college or university
  3. Submit a score report of nationally recognized entrance exams as designated by specific programs to the Office of Admissions. Students should consult with individual programs for specific entrance requirements.
  4. Consult with the appropriate program advisor regarding additional admissions requirements

When the Office of Admissions receives the required credentials, they are then submitted to the program director for evaluation and recommendation for a decision. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will notify the applicant via mail regarding the action taken upon the application. Upon acceptance, the student is assigned to a program advisor.

Credentials submitted for admission become the sole property of the University of the Incarnate Word and will not be returned under any circumstances. Students who have not begun graduate studies within a year of acceptance must re-apply through the Office of Admissions for the reactivation of their application and readmission.

The University of the Incarnate Word reserves the right to refuse admission to an applicant or to request the withdrawal of a student enrolled in a program for purposes deemed adequate by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

Graduate Admission Counselor

The graduate admissions counselor is available for appointments, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. If you are unable to meet with a counselor during regular working hours, the graduate admissions counselor is available for appointments every Monday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Please feel free to call and schedule your appointment today!

For more information, or to schedule your appointment, please contact Johnny Garcia, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at, or call 210-805-3554.


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