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Graduate Programs 

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
• Master of Arts
- Multidisciplinary Studies
- Religious Studies

Dreeben School of Education

• Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
- All Level Teaching (EC-12)
- Elementary Teaching (EC-6)
- Secondary Teaching (7-12)
• Master of Education (MEd)
- Adult Education
- Kinesiology
- Online Teaching and Training
- Program Evaluation
- School Leadership
- Student Services in Higher Education
• PhD Programs
- Higher Education
- International Education and Entrepreneurship
- Organizational Leadership

H-E-B School of Business and Administration
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Finance
- International Business
- Marketing
- Sport Management
• Master of Health Administration
• Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

• Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
• Master of Science
- Kinesiology
- Sport Management
• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Rosenberg School of Optometry
• Doctor of Philosophy in Vision Science (PhD)
• Master of Science in Vision Science (MS)

School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
• Master of Arts (MA)
- Biology
- Mathematics Teaching
- Multidisciplinary Sciences
• Master of Science (MS)
- Biology
- Nutrition

School of Media and Design

• Master of Arts (MA)
- Communication Arts
- Fashion Design

School of Osteopathic Medicine

• Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS)

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Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word is the largest Catholic university in the state and the fourth-largest private university in Texas based on global enrollment.

With committed professors, amazing international opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities, UIW is a leader in developing students who are prepared to take on the world. 

UIW is one of the nation’s most diverse institutions offering a full range of comprehensive graduate and professional programs in business, education, and health-related disciplines. UIW’s programs shape leaders for the 21st century, imparting skills and attributes necessary for professional success. In all, UIW offers more than 90 undergraduate, graduate, PhD, and professional programs, including Pharmacy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Nursing, and the recently opened School of Osteopathic Medicine.

UIW admits qualified applicants on a continual, or rolling, basis throughout the year. Students are encouraged to complete their application in a timely fashion, allowing sufficient time to process financial aid awards. Schedule a visit to tour the campus, meet our students and faculty, and take time to ask the important questions.

Big city, small community
UIW’s private campus is located near downtown San Antonio in the charming Alamo Heights area. Within a few blocks you can find the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte Museum, Brackenridge Park, quaint shops, and great restaurants. San Antonio is a culturally diverse city with many attractions like the River Walk, the Alamo, SeaWorld, and Fiesta Texas. Events like Fiesta® San Antonio and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo give this big city a small-town feel.

Student success
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) is the institution’s primary advocate for graduate study and research enterprise. It nurtures and preserves academic excellence by taking the lead in shaping graduate policy, assisting faculty in guiding and mentoring graduate students, and integrating services that support students in becoming accomplished and ethical scholars, researchers, and practitioners.

UIW graduate students experience flexible and interactive learning opportunities with a low student-faculty ratio. Students find support through the Graduate Support Center (GSC) and ORGS. The GSC provides a variety of academic services and programming, including academic skills and professional development workshops, graduate writing institutes, peer mentoring in writing and statistics, and engagement programs that connect students to the UIW community and their disciplines. The ORGS provides support services to the University research community, including locating external funding opportunities, research design development, statistical support services, training workshops related to the research process, internal funding opportunities, and Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (HSIRB) support.

Financial aid
More than $167 million is awarded annually to UIW students in gift aid, work-study, grants, and loans. You can access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms, along with the academic scholarship estimator, online at

Global experience
UIW is committed to offering students a global experience, with a diverse student body representing 70  countries. We are a leader in international education, with more than 140 “sister schools” in over 40 countries, including Italy, Mexico, and Germany. In addition, UIW has two campuses in Mexico and a European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany.



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30 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Adult Education                
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Biomedical Science                
Educational Leadership                
Elementary Education                
Evening MBA Programs                
General MBA                
Healthcare Administration                
Higher Education                
International Business                
Journalism & Mass Media                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - International Business                
MBA - Marketing                
MBA - Sports Management                
Media Studies                
Post-Secondary Education                
Radio, Television, and Film                
Secondary Education                
Sports & Fitness Management                
Student Affairs/Development                
Teacher Certification                


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Student Body

506 students

427 full-time

79 part-time




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