A Message from the President

Thank you for choosing the University of the Incarnate Word for the pursuit of your graduate studies.

This Graduate Bulletin includes information on the more than two-dozen academic fields of study available to you at the University. These include the Ph.D. in Education and also professional studies leading to either a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) or the Doctor of Optometry degrees (O.D.).  Please note that additional information on the Pharm. D. program can be obtained from either the pharmacy course bulletin or the Feik School of Pharmacy’s Web site at www.uiw.edu/pharmacy, while information on the O.D. program can be obtained at optometry.uiw.edu/.

All of our programs continue Incarnate Word's commitment to academic excellence and the life of faith within the context of serving student and community needs. Our programs are also imbued with the transforming values embodied in the University's Mission statement: spirituality, globalization, scholarship, integral well-being, innovative and personalized classroom teaching and learning, and an optimal use of technology.

The belief in God's presence in every person and in the world drives our fundamental philosophy of education, which remains the inspiration for those who share the mission of our sponsoring Congregation, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. It pervades the curriculum and gives character to campus life.

The global village continues to be further consolidated and linked by the remarkable developments in information technology and communications. From the renewed curriculum and major fields of study, to our strengthened commitment in systems of efficiency aimed at improving services for our students, the themes of Incarnational spirituality, scholarship, well-being, internationalization, innovative classroom instruction, and technology ring true and strong.

It is my hope that your experience at the University of the Incarnate Word, whether through our academic programs, your daily contacts with our faculty or your interactions with other students, will bring out the best in you for a truly fulfilling and service-oriented life.

All of us at Incarnate Word — the faculty, staff and administration — wish you every success as you pursue your academic dreams. And on behalf of all of us, welcome to the University of the Incarnate Word.

Louis J. Agnese, Jr., Ph.D.