Graduate Education

See: Graduate Education

The Mission of the University of the Incarnate Word provides the guiding principles for all offered graduate studies programs. The university’s graduate program seeks:

  • To create an atmosphere of respect for each student, promoting individual self-realization, cultural diversity and intellectual stimulation
  • To instill in each student a spirit of Christian service, based upon ethical reflection, social justice and the promotion of human dignity
  • To develop concerned citizens and enlightened leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of the future with creativity and responsibility

The purpose of the graduate program is to encourage:

  • Mastery of scholarly techniques
  • Intellectual curiosity expressed in research and independent study
  • Investigation of advanced subject matter in breadth and depth
  • Ability to communicate the results of intellectually creative work
  • Contribution to the field through original research

For the convenience of employed persons, the majority of the university’s graduate courses are offered in the late afternoon, evenings and on Saturday. Most graduate courses are available in an eight-week format. Graduate students are expected to assume responsibility for knowing policies governing their program, registration, change of schedule, withdrawal, and other UIW policies and procedures. For information about their curriculum and graduate policies, students may call their program coordinator or the Director of Graduate Studies.