Graduate Programs at University of the Incarnate Word
University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word

About UIW

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio is one of the leading comprehensive universities in Texas. Our mission strives to educate students who will become concerned and enlightened citizens within a global community. UIW offers 90 academic programs across undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree levels. With an enrollment of over 8,500 students and 75+ countries represented on campus, UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state.

UIW has agreements for reciprocal education with 140+ universities in 40 countries. It also operates academic sites in Mexico City, Mexico; Irapuato, Mexico; Heidelberg, Germany and Strasbourg, France.

The Academic Difference
  • Personal approach to education and hands-on learning experience (student-faculty ratio 14:1)
  • Senior Capstones, Seminars and Internships along with bi-annual career fairs to build your CV
  • Commitment to community service that builds global citizenry and utilizes students' skills for the greater good
  • 10-day international orientation/welcome week with airport pick-up, city tour and acculturation activities
The Application Process

UIW operates on a rolling admissions policy with start dates in Fall, Spring and Summer.  Health Profession programs have separate deadlines, as well as graduate degree programs.  Students are encouraged to apply 4 – 6 months prior to the semester they plan to enroll. 


The 62 hectare campus is located in the heart of San Antonio in the prestigious Alamo Heights neighborhood. It is home to the headwaters of the San Antonio River and conveniently located 5 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport as well as 10 minutes from downtown. As an NCAA Division I institution, our athletic facilities are start of the art to house 23 sports teams and an Olympic size swimming pool on the second floor of the Natatorium. Campus life facilities include ten student dormitories and the newly built Student Engagement for all student services, eateries and organizations. Practical experience is gained in an academic setting via the Autonomous Vehicle Systems Lab, Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management, 3D Animation & Game Design lab, recording studios, simulation and skills lab, StockTrak Finance Lab and campus TV/radio studios.



Accounting, MS
UIW’s master’s degree program in accounting offers a thirty-hour degree designed to provide the opportunity for concerned, enlightened, globally and socially aware students to achieve the professional competencies required for entrance to the accounting profession
Duration: 1.5 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Communication Arts, MA
The Communication Arts program uses a unique blend of theory-driven and experienced-based classes where students acquire the knowledge and skills to enter the media industry.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Education, PhD
Our Doctor of Philosophy degree prepares students for scholarly research and professional leadership.
Duration: 5 years
Deadline: Ongoing
The MBA degree programs seek to develop in each student a broad understanding of how the elements and processes of business organizations relate to one another and to the external environment.
Duration: 1.5 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Nutrition, MS
The Master of Science degree in Nutrition 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.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing


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