Doctoral Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admissions requirements for this program? 

Admission to doctoral study is restricted to applicants whose backgrounds show promise of scholarship in the field of study. The admissions decision is based on a comprehensive profile of the applicant. Before admission to the program, an applicant must submit:

  • evidence of an earned Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • official transcripts of all previous college work
  • two letters of recommendation, at least one from a professional colleague or academic advisor
  • An official GRE or GMAT score
  • an interview with the Program Admissions Committee
  • a supervised writing sample
  • other criteria as specified by the concentration

Regardless of English proficiency documentation, all international applicants from non-English speaking countries will be evaluated for English proficiency upon arrival at UIW. If English proficiency is deemed lower than UIW's 109, the student may not be allowed to take courses other than English as a Second Language until the deficiency is removed.

For more information follow this link to the UIW Office of Admissions

Do I have to take the GRE or GMAT?

Yes, official scores must be submitted with application.

What is the deadline for application?

For Summer/Fall admission

Files must be completed by March 1,

Interviews and writing samples to be scheduled mid-March

Decisions will be made in time for the regular advising period in April

For Spring admission

Files must be completed by October 1

Interviews and writing samples to be scheduled mid-November

Decisions will be made in time for the regular advising period November

When is the next Information Night?

For information contact: Dr. Norman St. Clair, Director of Doctoral Studies, 210-829-3138,

What financial aid is available?

Graduate Assistantships and Graduate Research Assistantships

Adjunct faculty positions to teach in the undergraduate program

ACCD 15% scholarship for ACCD faculty, administrators, and staff

(See Financial Aid Office for more information on these and other funding support.)

Can I register online?

After your first semester at UIW, you are able to register for classes using our online system. You will get your PIN number from your advisor to access the system.


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