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The GRE/GMAT is required only for Conditional (2.0-2.49 GPA) graduate admission and is available at these San Antonio centers.
Students applying for entry into the School of Professional Studies Master's and doctoral level programs must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the University of the Incarnate Word and the special requirements for admission to the MBA, MAA and MSODL programs.
Other admission criteria as specified by the discipline may include but are not limited to:
Discipline-specific requirements are listed under each program description. Petitions for admission with exception to the published criteria must be recommended by the Program Admissions Committee and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Exceptions must be documented with an explanation. A copy of this documentation must be included in the student's permanent file.
Conditional admission may be granted upon approval of the Program Admissions Committee and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Criteria and the time limit for removing conditions will be specified in the letter of admission.
If non-degree seeking, an applicant to Graduate School must submit:
Non-degree seeking students are expected to conform to graduate standards of scholarship. In some cases, credit hours taken under a non-degree seeking status and under the normal grading system may be applied toward a degree if a student later gains admission into a graduate program. Such credits will be evaluated as though they were transfer credits from another institution and must be approved by the Program Advisor and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.Non-degree seeking students may not be eligible for some forms of financial aid.
See our International Students admissions guidelines for more information on transcripts and transcript evaluation.
A minimum of 24 credit hours of courses for the Master’s Degree must be taken at the University of the Incarnate Word. Students who have previously completed graduate course work at other regionally accredited institutions may transfer a maximum of twelve credit hours toward the degree. Transferred units must come from courses which are equivalent to those required by the UIW degree, or which are closely related so as to transfer as elective units. Credit hours cannot be transferred if they were previously used to satisfy a degree program, nor can they be used to satisfy more than one program. The number of credit hours may vary from program to program.
Transfer credit is allowed only for courses with a grade of “B” or better. Credit hours normally taken in the undergraduate program may not be transferred as graduate credit. Normally, graduate transfer credit which is more than seven years old may not be used to complete a degree.
The University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, and Oblate School of Theology maintain a cooperative enterprise for undergraduate and graduate learning as the United Colleges of San Antonio. The consortium is a confederation composed of the independent colleges of liberal arts and sciences, specialized schools for professional training, and libraries and research institutions, cooperating with each other. In accordance with the agreement of the United Colleges of San Antonio, up to twelve credit hours may be accepted from these institutions with prior approval of the Program Advisor and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. These credits cannot reduce the 24 credit hour minimum requirement for courses taken at UIW.
A University of the Incarnate Word student who wishes to take courses at another institution with the intention of transferring them to UIW must have the approval of the Program Advisor and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research before registering for such courses.
Transfer of credit requests are recommended by the Program Advisor to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for the final approval. When the Dean finalizes the decision, the Dean then sends notice of acceptance or rejection to the Registrar for appropriate changes to the student transcript.
MBA, MAA, MSODL & MATL Admission Requirements
A. Admission to the MBA programs will be granted to applicants satisfying the following:See the Graduate Bulletin for complete information on admission requirements and program content.
A. Unconditional Admission to the MBA program will be granted to applicants who satisfy the following requirements:
Those granted Alternate Admissions will be assigned to specific courses that will be taken at the beginning of the program, all of which must be completed with a “B” or better.
A. Unconditional Admission to the MAA program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies to include:
B. Conditional Admission (2.5-2.99 GPA) to the MAA program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above but who have a GPA of 2.50 but less than 3.0. Those granted Conditional Admission and will be required to complete the first four courses with a “B” or better. Neither the GRE nor the GMAT is required.
C. Conditional Admission (2.0-2.49 GPA) to the MAA program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above but who have a GPA of 2.00 but less than 2.5. Applicants with a GPA above 2.0 but less than 2.5 MUST take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test or the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (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) before they can be admitted into the MAA program. Those achieving these scores will be granted Conditional Admission and and will be required to complete the first four courses with a “B” or better.
D. As a general rule, applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA less than 2.0 will not be admitted.
A. Unconditional Admission to the MSODL program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general graduate studies admission requirements:
B. Conditional Admission (2.5-2.99 GPA) to the MSODL program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above, but who have a GPA between 2.5 - 3.0. Those granted Conditional Admission will be required to complete the first four courses with a “B” or better. Neither the GRE nor the GMAT is required.
C. Conditional Admission (2.0-2.49 GPA) to the MSODL program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission noted above but who have a GPA of 2.00 but less than 2.5.
Those achieving these scores will be granted Conditional (GPA 2.0-2.49) Admission will be required to complete the first four courses with a “B” or better.
D. As a general rule, applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA of less than 2.0 will not be admitted.
This program is 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.
Please note: Students are not required to be certified teachers to enter this program.
Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership Admission:
A. Unconditional admission to the program will be granted to applicants who satisfy all general requirements for admission to graduate studies to include:
Baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 GPA scale
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
A completed application for admission to the School of Professional Studies
B. Conditional Admission may be granted to the program if you have an overall undergraduate GPA between 2.00 and 2.49, and meeting all of the other requirements for unconditional admittance. You may be admitted with the understanding that you must achieve a minimum grade of "B" in each course completed through the first 12 hours of graduate study.
C. 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.
Review and follow the policies noted for appropriate graduate program noted below.
As part of the admissions process, request official transcripts from all previous schools you have attended after you've submitted an application. No admission can be completed, and no formal degree plan prepared, until we receive current (issued within the last 6 months) official transcripts from all post-secondary schools you have attended. Students with fewer than 24 transferable hours must also submit high school transcripts as well.
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University of the Incarnate Word
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