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The University of the Incarnate Word offers a wide range of post-baccalaureate degrees that cultivate the development of the whole person and values of life-long learning.

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General Admission Requirements 

Minimum Institutional Requirements

Listed are the minimum institutional admission requirements. Review program details for additional requirements.

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • At least one additional supplemental document as requested by the program

International Admissions

For international applicants, after reviewing the UIW graduate program offerings, please see the international admissions page for the international application, process and requirements.

Graduate New Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation for Spring 2022 will be in person at the Mabee Library Auditorium.

When: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021

Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Graduate Orientation

*No guests allowed. Face masks required.

Master's Programs

Accounting (MS) Program | H-E-B School of Business and Administration

Program Accreditation: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Program Director: Dr. JT Norris | jnorris@uiwtx.edu | (210) 930-8013

Campus: Broadway

Specializations: Traditional, Taxation or Assurance/Financial Reporting

The Master of Science in Accounting is a 30-hour program that provides graduates with the skillset needed in the competitive world of professional accounting. Graduates will have the credentials required by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the national CPA licensing examination.

Courses in the MS Accounting program are offered on weekday evenings to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required if GPA is below 3.0

The Master of Science in Accounting program at H-E-B School of Business and Administration offers two paths for admission:

  1. Baccalaureate degree with an accounting major or concentration, with a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses.
  2. Baccalaureate degree in non-business major or concentration, or otherwise not presenting a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting and business courses.

Apply for the MS in Accounting

Administration (MA) Program | School of Professional Studies

Program Contact: eapadmission@uiwtx.edu | (210) 757-0202

Campus: Online and face-to-face at various locations

Concentrations: Applied Administration, Communication Arts, Criminal Justice Leadership, Healthcare Administration, or Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The Master of Arts in Administration program is unique among graduate programs in South Texas because it provides participants with core competencies in administration as well as essential knowledge, skills and abilities in the specialty areas listed above. The curriculum is designed to develop ethical and accountable administrators who are able to conceptualize and critically analyze complex organizational issues within their specialty areas and who are able to persuasively communicate toward a course of action that is in the best interests of those they serve.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

Tier 1 - Unconditional admission

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Tier 2 - Conditional Admission (Required to complete the first four courses with a “B” or better)

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • GPA of 2.5 to 2.99
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Tier 3 - Conditional admission based on admission committee recommendation (Required to complete the first four courses with a “B” or better)

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • GPA of 2.0 to 2.49
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • GRE or GMAT: Applicants must achieve a minimum verbal score of 150 and a minimum quantitative score of 144 or higher and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test OR a 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)

Apply for the MA in Administration

Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS) Program | Feik School of Pharmacy

Program Director: Dr. Adeola Coker | msaphs@uiwtx.edu | (210) 883-1099

Campus: Feik School of Pharmacy

The Master of Science in Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences is a two-year program built on curriculum that focuses on three key areas of pharmaceutical sciences – medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology. Pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, research statistics and elective courses expand students’ knowledge and skills in the field. The curriculum includes research rotations and the selection of an advisor for thesis research project. The program culminates in a pharmaceutical internship and master’s thesis defense.

Admission Requirements

Preferred due date for completed applications: May 31, 2021 - fall start only

No application fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues, instructors, or professors
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Statement of interest
  • Invited interview
  • Official Score Report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)

Conditional admission may be considered for applicants not meeting minimum requirements.

Currently, the MS in Applied Pharmaceutical Science program is not able to admit/enroll international students on F-1, F-2, or J-1 visas.

Apply for the MS in Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences

Athletic Training (MS) Program | Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

Program Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Program Director: Dr. Reid Fisher | rafisher@uiwtx.edu | (210) 283-6446

Campus: Broadway

The Master of Science in Athletic Training promotes the education of entry-level athletic trainers and the development and improvement of the athletic training profession. An athletic trainer is a qualified allied healthcare professional educated and experienced in the management of the healthcare problems associated with exercise and sports participation. In cooperation with physicians and other healthcare professionals, the athletic trainer functions as a member of the athletic healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, industrial settings, the armed forces and other healthcare settings. Completion of this program will allow students to sit for the Board of Certification examination in athletic training. Successful completion of coursework does not guarantee success on the Board of Certification examination.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021 - Summer start only

No application fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Letter of intent
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from an athletic trainer and one from a faculty member)
  • GRE- waived for 2021

Secondary Application Materials due: May 15, 2021

The following are components of the secondary application for the MSAT and must be completed by May 15, 2021.

  • Acknowledgment of program Technical Standards, signed by the applicant and a physician
  • Completion of favorable criminal background screening PreCheck Background Check
  • Completion of Health and Immunization Packet (includes health history form, immunizations form and physical examination completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant)

Apply for the MS in Athletic Training

Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program | School of Osteopathic Medicine

Program Director: Dr. Arunabh Bhattacharya | mbsprogram@uiwtx.edu | (210) 283-6998

Campus: UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine

The Master of Biomedical Sciences program is a one-year, 37-credit hour program designed to enhance the scientific knowledge of students who desire to pursue a professional degree in the biomedical sciences or in health care professions including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy and optometry. The curriculum integrates science, research, bioethics and medical humanities, culminating in a final capstone project.

Admission Requirements

It is recommended that interested candidates apply by June.

Completed applications will be considered until the program is filled.

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation:
    • At least one letter from faculty member and one letter from a health care provider; committee letters are accepted.
  • Official Score Reports are required for specific disciplines:
    • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy
    • DAT (Dental Admission Test) for Dental
    • MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) for Medical
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Supplemental application is required with a $50 non-refundable fee.

Apply for the Master of Biomedical Sciences

Business Administration (MBA) Program |  H-E-B School of Business and Administration

Program Accreditation: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Program Director: Dr. Scott Roberts | sdrobert@uiwtx.edu | (210) 832-2141

Campus: Broadway

Concentrations: Finance, Marketing or Sport Management

The Master of Business Administration program develops in each student an understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. Degree requirements are designed to develop a proficiency and confidence in all functional areas of business with an emphasis on ethical considerations, and to provide technical skills required for executive level business positions.

The MBA program offers San Antonio professionals the opportunity to earn a graduate degree with convenient course offerings. Classes meet once a week and are available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays. Continuous enrollment is possible as courses are offered throughout the year. Students typically complete the program within two to three years.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

Tier 1 - Unconditional admission

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Advisor evaluation
  • Common Professional Components (CPCs) 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Tier 2 - Conditional admission (Additional courses assigned at start of program)

A completed application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Advisor evaluation
  • Common Professional Components (CPCs) 
  • GPA of 2.5 - 2.99

Tier 3 - Conditional admission based on admission committee recommendation (Additional courses assigned at start of program)

A completed application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • GPA of 2.0 to 2.49
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Advisor evaluation
  • Common Professional Components (CPCs)
  • GMAT score of 450 or higher
  • Writing sample

Apply for the Master of Business Administration

Professional Business Administration (PMBA) Program | School of Professional Studies

Program Contact: eapadmission@uiwtx.edu | (210) 757-0202

Campus: Online and face-to-face in various locations

Specializations: Human Resources, Data Analytics or Asset Management

The Master of Business Administration in the School of Professional Studies is designed for the professional and is aimed at developing in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment. The MBA will develop proficiency and confidence in all of the functional areas of business. In addition to providing the technical skills required for an executive-level business position, this degree also emphasizes ethical considerations of doing business. The programs are supported by experienced faculty with expertise in all functional areas of business.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

Tier 1 - Unconditional Admission

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • An evaluation by the graduate program advisor
  • Evidence of completion of the Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in: Accounting I and II, Management Information Systems, Economics (Macro and Micro), Statistics and Quantitative Techniques, Global Environment, Marketing, Legal Environment and Management

UIW provides a low cost alternative for completing your MBA Prerequisites/CPCs.

Tier 2 - Conditional Admission

A completed application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • GPA of 2.5 to 2.99
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • An evaluation by the graduate program advisor
  • Evidence of completion of the Common Professional Components (CPCs); an adequate foundation in: Accounting I and II, Management Information Systems, Economics (Macro and Micro), Statistics and Quantitative Techniques, Global Environment, Marketing, Legal Environment, and Management

Apply for the Professional MBA

Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership | School of Professional Studies

Program Contact: eapadmission@uiwtx.edu | (210) 757-0202

Campus: Online and face-to-face in various locations

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership degree prepares students to examine the important ethical and psychological processes that criminal justice personnel use in interacting with the public and evaluate the various methods of critical decision-making and innovation in day-to-day criminal justice operations in dealing with controversies. They will also be challenged to evaluate the public perception phenomenon concerned with fact-based truth and virtual truth shaped by popular opinion, media coverage, and reputation.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Apply for the MA in Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership

Communication Arts (MA) Program | School of Media and Design

Program Director: Dr. Trey Guinn | tguinn@uiwtx.edu | (210) 283-5044

Campus: Broadway

The Master of Arts in Communication Arts is a 36-hour program that uses a unique blend of theory-driven and experience-based classes where students acquire the knowledge and skills to enter the media industry. The Communication Arts graduate program addresses the guiding principles and objectives for graduate studies in the following ways:

  • Mastery of both theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field of communications
  • Intellectual imagination and professional creativity demonstrated in individual theses and projects on various issues of communications
  • Critical analysis of mediated communication in both social and cultural scopes
  • Articulated presentation of scholarly concepts and professional works
  • Contribution to both academic and professional sectors in the field of communications through original research and alternative perspectives

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • A bachelor's degree in Communication Arts or a related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Attained GRE minimum scores of 150 on Verbal and 150 on Quantitative
  • GRE requirement may be waived for stronger applicants that have a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Students interview with the Communication Arts Program Director and may be asked to submit a personal statement and a writing sample.

Note: Students without a GRE may be considered for admission, but will be required to submit their scores before completing nine semester hours.

Students who lack the appropriate undergraduate degree may be required to take undergraduate leveling classes at the recommendation of the graduate faculty. At the discretion of the graduate faculty, experience in the field may be substituted for undergraduate prerequisites. Under rare circumstances, students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for admission to the program.

Apply for the MA in Communication Arts

Education (MA, MEd) Program | Dreeben School of Education

Program Director: Dr. Norman St. Clair | stclair@uiwtx.edu | (210) 829-3138

Campus: Broadway

Concentrations: Adult Education, General Education, Kinesiology, Program Evaluation, Student Services in Higher Education or School Leadership

The Master of Arts in Education and the Master of Education degree programs are for students who want to concentrate their core work in education, but with a general group of courses either from Dreeben School of Education as a whole (Master of Education), or from another school or college within UIW (Master of Arts). This open-ended degree plan allows students to select up to six (6) courses that will best suit their needs within an Education focus.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official Transcripts of all coursework
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Apply for the MA or MEd in Education

Health Administration (MHA) Program | H-E-B School of Business and Administration

Program Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Program Director: Dr. Chris Nesser | decima.nesser@uiwtx.edu | (210) 832-5626

Campus: Broadway or Hybrid Online Synchronous

The Master of Health Administration is a 21-month, 48-hour program designed for those seeking to pursue careers in the healthcare industry. A values-based, competency-driven and experientially-focused program, the MHA degree curriculum develops students' ethical, theoretical and professional skillset.

Nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the UIW MHA program is ideal for those currently in the workforce with courses offered exclusively in the evenings two nights per week. The MHA program is distinguished by its small class sizes which provide increased professor-student interaction and mentoring opportunities.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: June 21 - Fall start only

Admission to the MHA program will be based on the following criteria:

Tier 1 - Unconditional Admission

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • A statement of purpose explaining why the applicant desires to pursue an MHA and why at UIW*
  • One letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation should be from an individual who knows the applicant quite well, preferably from a workplace supervisor*
  • Interview. Once the completed application package is received from the Office of Graduate Admissions, it will be evaluated by the program's Admissions Committee. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview and evaluation conducted by at least two members of the MHA admissions committee. Please note, while an interview is required for admission, it does not guarantee admission into the program.

*Applicants may submit letter(s) of recommendation and a letter of intent directly to MHA Director Dr. Chris Nesser via email at decima.nesser@uiwtx.edu.

Tier 2- Alternate admission

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • A statement of purpose explaining why the applicant desires to pursue an MHA and why at UIW*
  • One letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation should be from an individual who knows the applicant quite well, preferably from a workplace supervisor.*
  • Interview. Once the completed application package is received from the Office of Graduate Admissions it will be evaluated by the program’s Admissions Committee. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview and evaluation conducted by at least two members of the MHA admissions committee. Please note, while an interview is required for admission, it does not guarantee admission into the program.

Those granted Alternate Admission will be assigned to Tier II with specific core courses to be taken at the beginning of the program all of which must be completed with a grade of "B" or better.

*Applicants may submit letter(s) of recommendation and a letter of intent directly to MHA Director Dr. Chris Nesser via email at decima.nesser@uiwtx.edu.

Tier 3 - Probationary Admission

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • A statement of purpose explaining why the applicant desires to pursue an MHA and why at UIW*
  • One letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation should be from an individual who knows the applicant quite well, preferably from a workplace supervisor.*
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. A minimum verbal score of 151, a minimum quantitative score of 150, and an analytical writing score of at least 4.0. OR a 560 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).
  • Interview. Once the completed application package is received from the Graduate Admissions Office it will be evaluated by the program’s Admissions Committee. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview and evaluation conducted by at least two members of the MHA admissions committee. Please note, while an interview is required for admission, it does not guarantee admission into the program.

Those granted Alternate Admission will be assigned to Tier III with specific core courses to be taken at the beginning of the program all of which must be completed with a grade of "B" or better.

*Applicants may submit letter(s) of recommendation and a letter of intent directly to MHA Director Dr. Chris Nesser via email at decima.nesser@uiwtx.edu.

Applicants who are accepted into the MHA program will be required to complete a background check prior to the start of classes. Additional information will be provided in the acceptance letter.

International students must obtain Certification of English proficiency in order to be accepted into the program. Click here to see the latest proficiency testing guidelines for graduate students.

Apply for the Master of Health Administration

Kinesiology (MS) Program |  Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

Program Director: Dr. Gregory Soukup | soukup@uiwtx.edu

Campus: Broadway

The Master of Science in Kinesiology is a 36-hour program designed to provide individuals in physical education, health and fitness related fields with a greater specific insight into current topics, curricular development skills and testing related to Kinesiology. Students will be able to take the skills and knowledge and apply them to developing physical education and fitness programs.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Apply for the MS in Kinesiology

Multidisciplinary Studies (MA) | College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Program Director: Dr. Kevin Salfen | salfen@uiwtx.edu

Campus: Broadway

The Master of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies allows a student to design a degree plan that builds on personal interests, academic strengths and career opportunities. The degree plan is made from courses in up to three academic disciplines that offer graduate programs.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Apply for the MA in Multidisciplinary Studies

Nursing Leadership (MS) Program | Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

Program Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Director: Dr. Diana Beckmann-Mendez | graduatenursing@uiwtx.edu

Campus: Broadway and blended online

The Master of Science in Nursing Leadership is designed to prepare nurses for roles in executive and advanced healthcare leadership. It provides administrative and management theory and skills in order to address organizational issues within complex healthcare systems and community-based agencies. Students have the opportunity to complete clinical experiences with nurse leaders developing expertise in financial management, strategic planning and navigating a range of issues encountered in healthcare organizations.

Admission Requirements

Application deadline: August 1, 2021

A complete application via NursingCAS that includes the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a nationally accredited program college/university with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and combined Nursing GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts sent from each college/university attended (including hospital school of nursing, if applicable)
  • A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in the State of Texas or one of the compact states recognized by the State of Texas
  • Application fee paid via NursingCAS
  • A course in basic statistics and a nursing course in basic physical assessment skills with a grade or "C" or better
  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience in professional nursing is preferred
  • Three satisfactory references (academic and/or professional)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Copy of RN License

Upon admittance to the program, students must submit a confirmation fee, which serves as acceptance and ensures a seat in the MSN-Leadership program, along with additional documentation required by the program.

Apply for the MS Nursing - Leadership

Nutrition (MS) Program | School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Program Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Program Director: Dr. Beth Senne-Duff | beths@uiwtx.edu | (210) 829-3165

Campus: Broadway

Concentrations: Nutrition Education or Health Promotion and Administration

The Master of Science degree in Nutrition is designed to accommodate employed professionals pursuing an advanced degree, persons wishing to complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics needed for entry into a dietetic internship, and those seeking continuing education in nutrition. The graduate program provides students with knowledge of current theory, research and nutrition policy, and gives them the skills necessary to apply that knowledge throughout their professional careers. Program graduates have accepted positions in clinical and administrative dietetics, community nutrition, nutrition consulting, food service management, nutrition research, business and secondary and college education.

Admission Requirements

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • GRE with a minimum score of 143 in the Verbal Reasoning, 141 in the Quantitative Reasoning, and an Analytical Essay score of 3
  • Prospective students must meet adequate undergraduate course requirements, including:
    • Chemical Principles with laboratory (8 hours)
    • Organic Chemistry (3 hours)
    • Anatomy and Physiology (4 hours)
    • Statistics (3 hours)
    • Biochemistry (3 hours)

Any undergraduate prerequisites not completed at the time of admission can be taken during the initial semesters of the graduate program. Students should have completed Chemical Principles I and II before applying to the program.

Apply for the MS Nutrition

Organizational Development and Leadership (MS) Program | School of Professional Studies

Program Contact: eapadmission@uiwtx.edu | (210) 757-0202

Campus: Online, Alamo Heights and Northeast Center

The Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership is a 30-hour program designed to enhance each student’s understanding of the fundamental practices of organizational development while enabling the acquisition of the analytical skills necessary to lead others.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

Tier 1 - Unconditional admission

A complete application to include the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Tier 2 - Conditional admission (Required to complete the first four courses with a “B” or better.)

A complete application to include the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • GPA of 2.5 to 2.99
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Tier 3 - Conditional admission based on admission committee recommendation (Required to complete the first four courses with a “B” or better.)

A complete application to include the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • GPA of 2.0 to 2.4
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • GRE or GMAT required
    • Applicants must achieve a minimum verbal score of 150 and a minimum quantitative score of 144 or higher and an analytical writing score of at least 3.5 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test OR a 450 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)

Apply for the MS in Organizational Development and Leadership

Pastoral Ministry (MA) Program | College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Program Director: Dr. Jakob Rinderknecht | rinderkn@uiwtx.edu | (210) 829-3871

Campus: Broadway

Languages: MA in Pastoral Ministry offers classes in both Spanish and English

Concentrations: Mission Leadership, Parish Leadership or Catechesis and Formation

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry is a 36-hour program designed to prepare participants to serve competently and effectively in contemporary ecclesial ministries and leadership, especially in Catholic parish ministries, religious education on all levels, spirituality and spiritual development, youth ministry and catechetical leadership, or as a mission leader in Catholic healthcare or education.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Two letters of reference

Apply for the MA in Pastoral Ministry

Sport Management (MS) Program | Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

Program Director: Dr. Randall Griffiths | rgriffit@uiwtx.edu | (210) 829-2795

Campus: Broadway

The Master of Science in Sport Management is a 30-hour program designed for people working in a variety of sports organizations. These include national governing bodies of amateur sports, international organizations such as the International Olympic Committee and its subsidiaries, charitable institutions, professional and amateur sports organizations, as well as college and university athletic departments.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 - restrictions on the number of courses taken may be placed on students with a GPA below 3.0
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Apply for the MS in Sport Management

Teacher Leadership (MA) Program | School of Professional Studies

Program Contact: eapadmission@uiwtx.edu | (210) 757-0202

Campus: Online

The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership is a 36-hour program designed for PK-12 teachers who want to continue in the classroom, while assuming leadership roles in their school and community. This program focuses on the “teacher as a leader” and empowers experienced master teachers to effect change and improve student learning. The concentration is appropriate for teachers who wish to advance their current work as teachers or assume master teacher roles as department heads, team leaders, curriculum leaders, instructional coaches or informal teacher leaders.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

Tier 1- Unconditional admission

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

Tier 2 - Conditional admission (Must achieve a minimum grade of "B" in each course completed through the first 12 hours of graduate study)

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • GPA of 2.0 to 2.4
  • Official transcripts of all coursework

If you have not taken the GRE, you may be admitted with the understanding that you will satisfy the testing requirement during the first fall or spring semester of enrollment, as applicable.

Apply for the MA in Teacher Leadership

Teaching (MAT) Program | Dreeben School of Education

Program Accreditation: Texas Education Agency

Program Director: Dr. Elda Martinez | eemartin@uiwtx.edu | (210) 832-3297

Campus: Broadway

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree offers an opportunity for students to attain elementary, secondary, or all-level Texas teaching certification while concurrently working toward the master’s degree. The MAT degree requires 36 to 42 hours of coursework (depending upon the area of specialization and the chosen capstone), completion of all certification program requirements (including field-based experiences), and a satisfactory semester-long clinical teaching experience or one-year internship with a satisfactory evaluation.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students first apply for admission to UIW graduate studies. Applicants meeting the University admissions requirements for graduate study are accepted conditionally to the MAT Program. Enrollment is limited to coursework not aligned with educator standards until admission to the Teacher Education Program is attained. The MAT Program follows a cohort model beginning each fall.

Application deadline: May 1 (Fall start only)

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Resume
  • Admissions interview with Teacher Education Department

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Vision Science (MS) Program | Rosenberg School of Optometry

Program Director: Dr. Jeff Rabin | rabin@uiwtx.edu | (210) 883-1197

Campus: Rosenberg School of Optometry

The Master of Science in Vision Science provides a broad, graduate-level core curriculum in vision science, optics, binocular vision, ocular anatomy, physiology, genetics, statistics and research methodology. Successful candidates receive in-depth training to conduct basic, applied and/or clinical vision research, achieve proficiency in developing and presenting basic and advanced material as effective lectures in small to large classes, grand rounds, continuing education venues and as peer-reviewed presentation at major national and international meetings.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution with a national or regional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • General Record Exam (GRE) Scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

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Doctoral Programs

Business Administration (DBA) Program | School of Professional Studies

Program Contact: Jill Stanislawski | stanisla@uiwtx.edu | (800) 641-4101

Campus: Online or Blended

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree builds on the knowledge and skills of students who have completed master’s level study in business and business-related disciplines. The DBA creates scholar-practitioners who are able to provide meaningful contributions to the advancement of business research and practice. The program incorporates a blended delivery approach utilizing technology and face-to-face instruction to create a combination of synchronous and asynchronous pedagogy. Or students may choose to attend in an online only format.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

It is recommended to submit a completed application at least one month before the term begins.

  • A master’s degree in business (MBA) from a regionally accredited university
  • Master's GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Official transcripts from each college and university previously attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (one professional, one academic)
  • Professional resume
  • Statement of purpose detailing fit with the university and program

If an applicant’s master’s degree is not in a business area, the student may be required to successfully complete one or more master’s-level graduate business courses to provide an adequate foundation in core areas of business studies including: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, quantitative methods/statistics and strategy. If an applicant’s overall master’s GPA is below a 3.0, they may report their Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) for consideration. International students are required to report their Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) scores along with the other credentials required by the University and the Office of International Admissions.

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Education (PhD) Program | Dreeben School of Education

Program Director: Dr. Norman St. Clair | stclair@uiwtx.edu | (210) 829-3138

Campus: Broadway

Concentrations: Student Services and Higher Education Administration; Adult Education, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship; or Organizational Leadership and Evaluation

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education program readies students to be scholarly researchers, educators and leaders that are fully prepared to affect positive change in global, organizational and community settings. The degree emphasizes developing leaders through a multidisciplinary program that provides opportunities for international experience, guided practicum and collaborative learning experiences, both locally and globally.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

Admission to doctoral study is restricted to applicants whose backgrounds show promise of scholarship in their field of study. For admission to the doctoral program, an applicant must submit:

  • Evidence of an earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university (or international equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts of all college or university work
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a professional colleague or former professor
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Writing sample or Capstone project
  • Quantitative assessment
  • Assessment interview
  • Other specific criteria may be required by concentrations within the PhD program.

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Nursing Practice (DNP) Program | Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

Program Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Director: Dr. Diana Beckmann-Mendez | graduatenursing@uiwtx.edu

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. DNP-prepared nurses are well-equipped to fully implement the science developed by nurse researchers prepared in PhD, DNSc and other research-focused nursing doctorates (American Association of Colleges of Nurses, June 2015). Students will have a close working relationship with faculty and staff throughout their doctoral studies. On-campus orientations are planned at the start of each semester providing students with the opportunity to engage with faculty. Courses will be provided in an online format using an asynchronous approach which may be augmented with synchronous sessions.

Admission Requirements

Application deadline: August 1, 2021

A complete application via NursingCAS that includes the following:

  • A Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college/university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate studies
  • Official transcripts sent from each college/university attended
  • A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in the State of Texas or one of the compact states recognized by the State of Texas
  • Application fee applies via NursingCAS
  • A course in graduate statistics and graduate informatics course within the last five years with a grade of "C" or better
  • Documentation of supervised clinical practicum hours in a MSN program
  • Three satisfactory professional references (academic and/or professional)
  • An in-person interview with UIW graduate faculty will be arranged for qualified individuals
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume
  • Copy of current RN license

*No GRE or GMAT required.

Upon admittance to the program, students must submit a confirmation fee, which serves as acceptance and ensures a seat in the UIW DNP program, along with additional documentation required by the program.

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Optometry (OD) Program | Rosenberg School of Optometry

Accreditation Statements

Program Contact: optometry@uiwtx.edu | Text (210) 880-6968 | Voicemail (210) 883-1190, ext. 2

Campus: Rosenberg School of Optometry

The Doctor of Optometry (OD) program is based in the medical model, emphasizing individualized attention and clinical development. The curriculum integrates classroom experience and patient contact, providing early exposure to clinical training captured through community outreach programs, rotations through our clinics and externships in clinical sites both nationally and internationally.

Distinctive features of the curriculum include case-based seminars, grand rounds, problem-based learning, incorporation of educational technologies such as web-based learning, classroom performance system, digital libraries, podcasts and video conferencing.

OD Admission requirements, deadlines and process

Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Program | School of Osteopathic Medicine

Accreditation Statements

Contact: DOdoc@uiwtx.edu | (210) 283-6998

Campus: School of Osteopathic Medicine Virtual Tour

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Program curriculum stresses independent study and self-directed learning. The 4-year program begins by building upon small and large group interactive case-based learning experiences, and focuses on conceptual knowledge acquisition, critical thinking and clinical reasoning - not rote memorization and recall of facts. The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program curriculum was developed from the ground up as an integrated curriculum designed to spiral content throughout all phases of the program and to support osteopathic medical students in their attainment of the knowledge, skills and abilities expected at each level of training, culminating with entry into graduate medical education programs.

DO Admission requirements, deadlines and process

Pharmacy (PharmD) Program | Feik School of Pharmacy

Accreditation Statements

Contact: Armando Prado | arprado@uiwtx.edu

Campus: Feik School of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program focuses on a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences, curricular integration, provision of high-quality pharmaceutical care, lifelong learning, appropriate use of technology and opportunities for multi-cultural and multi-language development. The Feik School of Pharmacy promotes full emergence of the student as a practitioner and scholar and support the faculty as fine-tuned educators through community and professional service, leadership opportunities, planned development activities and scholarship. The 4-year integrated course of study provides approximately 37 hours in the pharmaceutical sciences, 11 hours in pharmacy administration and 106 hours in pharmacy practice and experiential learning.

PharmD Admission requirements, deadlines and process

Physical Therapy (DPT) Program | School of Physical Therapy

Accreditation Statements

Contact: dptadmissions@uiwtx.edu | (210) 283-6477

Campus: School of Physical Therapy Facilities Overview

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program places the student in a position of active responsibility for learning and mastering content. Developed by Barrows1 and colleagues at McMaster University, ON for medical education, Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a rigorous, highly structured teaching methodology which places the student in a position of active responsibility for learning and mastering content. In a group of peers, the student learns new material by confronting and solving problems in the form of a clinical patient case. Barrows and colleague demonstrated that PBL effectively helps students to develop scientific thinking about patients' problems and to acquire both foundational science and clinical information in a manner that ensures retention and transfer (of learning) to the real-life task of the clinician.

1 The evidence indicates that graduates of problem-based healthcare educational programs perform well (most studies indicate better than students from more traditional educational programs) on board exams and exhibit secure clinical learning and reasoning skills to the betterment of their patients.

DPT Admission requirements, deadlines and process

Vision Science (PhD) ProgramRosenberg School of Optometry

Program Director: Dr. Jeff Rabin | rabin@uiwtx.edu | (210) 883-1197

Campus: Rosenberg School of Optometry

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Vision Science is designed to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as experience and focused training to conduct independent research in Vision Science. The program provides a broad, graduate-level core curriculum in vision science, optics, binocular vision, ocular anatomy, physiology, genetics, statistics and research methodology. Successful candidates receive in-depth training to conduct basic, applied and/or clinical vision research, achieve proficiency in developing and presenting basic and advanced material as effective lectures in small to large classes, grand rounds, continuing education venues and as peer-reviewed presentation at major national and international meetings.

Admission Requirements

No application deadline or fee

A complete application that includes the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a field relevant to vision science from an accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and/or professional schools
  • Two Letters of recommendation from professional colleagues, instructors or professors
  • Official score report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with Verbal
    • The following GRE component scores are highly recommended: Verbal Reasoning ≥ 142, Quantitative Reasoning ≥ 143, Analytical Writing ≥ 2.7.
  • International students: Official score report of English proficiency test
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Conditional admission allowed; retention based on performance in core curriculum

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