Graduate and Doctoral Admissions

Due to COVID-19, the GRE requirement is temporarily being waived for graduate admissions to the following programs:

  • M.A. Communication Arts
  • M.A. Multidisciplinary Studies 
  • M.S. Accounting 
  • M.S. in Athletic Training

For questions regarding your graduate program application, contact the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 or

The 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

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Dreeben School of Education

H-E-B School of Business and Administration

Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

Rosenberg School of Optometry

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

School of Media and Design

School of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Step 2. Verify the application deadline for the program

Most programs accept applications year-round. However, you should consult with 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 via email to or by mail to: University of the Incarnate Word, Office of Admissions, 4301 Broadway, CPO 285, San Antonio, Texas 78209. For more information, see the graduate admission requirements for your program of interest or contact Graduate Admissions by email.

Note: As of March 23, 2020, ETS is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option in selected areas. For more information, visit ETS GRE General Test at Home.

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.