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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 and those of each program in the Graduate Bulletin.

Step 1. Identify the program of study and degree level

Step 2. Verify the application deadline for the program

Most programs accept applications year-round. However, you should consult Graduate Admissions, to determine if your program has a deadline.

Step 3. Begin the application

Applications can be completed online.

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 complete your application.

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. Items can be submitted to via email or mail. For more information, see the graduate admission requirements for your program of interest or contact Graduate Admissions.

Step 5. 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.