Graduate Admissions

Graduate & Doctoral Admissions

University of the Incarnate Word began offering graduate degrees in 1950 with an education master's degree. Today, UIW awards degrees in three doctoral, five professional doctoral, and twenty-four master’s programs. More than 2,000 students each semester enroll in these programs. Our faculty work closely with students to develop engaged scholars who give back to the community through service and stewardship.

The following information is a step-by-step process to complete your application to a program. For further information, see the general admission requirements (page 8) and those of each program in the Graduate Bulletin

Step 1. Identify the program of study and degree level

UIW offers programs at the Professional, Doctoral and Graduate (Master's) degree levels.

These five programs also have a separate application process. Select the appropriate link to visit that program's admissions web page.

For all other programs, please proceed to Step 2.

Step 2. Verify the application deadline for the program

Most programs accept applications year-round. However, you should consult Johnny Garcia, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions (, to determine if your program has a deadline.

Step 3. Begin the application

Applications can be completed online or returned by email or mail.

Apply online

First-time Users

Create an account to start a new application. If you have completed a UIW degree and are seeking a second degree, you must complete a new application as a first-time user. 

Returning Users

 Log in to continue your application.

Apply by email or mail


Click to download the application. Please fill out all information.

Send the completed application by email to or mail to 

Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Admissions

4301 Broadway St.,

Administration Building, Room AD 1A,

San Antonio, TX 78209

Step 4. Provide other documentation to complete the application

Determine what other documents, including transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and standardized test scores are, required to complete your application. You should provide them by email or mail. For more information, see the graduate admission requirements or contact Johnny Garcia, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions (

Step 5. Pay the application fee

Application fees are currently waived until May 31, 2018.

Step 6. After the application is completed

  • When the Graduate Admissions Office receives a completed application, it is submitted to the appropriate program director for evaluation and review. Each department makes a final recommendation for admission.
  • The Vice President of Enrollment Services will notify the applicant by mail or email regarding application status.
  • Once accepted, students will be assigned a program advisor who provides academic advising and information to complete registration.

After acceptance, follow these steps:


Readmission Application

Apply for readmission to the University of the Incarnate Word as a graduate student here.


For more information, or to schedule your appointment,

please contact Johnny Garcia, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  

at, or call (210) 805-3554.