Graduate Admissions


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: Summer Events Posted Soon!

Date Event/Location Time
July 26 San Antonio Housing Authority Education Summit- Freeman Coliseum and Expo Hall 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
July 31

Graduate Information Session- ICC Auditorium RSVP: Here

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
October 6 St. Edwards University- Ragsdale Center-Mabee Ballroom 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
October 7 Huston-Tillotson Univeristy- Davage-Durden Student Union 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
October 28 Schreiner University- Cailoux Campus Activity Center

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

October 28 Schreiner University- Cailoux Campus Activity Center

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

October 29 University of Texas San Antonio- Retama Galleria

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

October 30 St. Mary's University- University Center Conference Room A 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
November 4 UT Brownsville- Student Union Building Gran Salon 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
November 6 Texas A&M Kingsville Memorial Student Union Building

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

November 7 Texas A&M Corpus Christi- Dugan Wellness Center 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Graduate Orientation:

Fall 2014 New Graduate Student and Family Orientation

Fall 2014 orientation for new students and family provides them both with a sense of belonging to the UIW community. The orientation has three tracks: the student track, the family track, and the Little Cardinal’s track. The student track will cover information on support services and important academic policies. The family track is designed to illustrate the positive ways that family/friends can support their graduate student throughout the Master’s program. The Little Cardinal’s track features arts and crafts that tie into the overall theme of orientation. The orientation is Saturday, August 16, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Marian Hall Ballroom. For more information, please contact the UIW Graduate Support Center at (210) 832-5628 or

Graduate Admission Procedure:

  1. Submit a completed formal application, which can be obtained from the Admissions Office website.
  2. Pay your Application Fee here.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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, Tuesday 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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