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Studying at the School of Professional Studies

The UIW School of Professional Studies (SPS) offers certificates, associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees tailored to busy adults. Benefits for students include free undergraduate textbooks, no academic fees, accelerated courses and reduced tuition rates. SPS courses are taught by scholar practitioner faculty with real-world experience.

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UIW Receives National Recognition for Work with Veterans

UIW log and an American flagThe national website Military Times has ranked UIW among the tops in the nation in its service to the military. UIW ranked No. 4 in the Southwest, No. 6 in private not-for-profit institutions, and No. 43 in the overall rankings nationwide in the website’s annual “Best for Vets” listing.

UIW Receives National Recognition for Work with Veterans

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Nov. 18 Virtual Information Session

Information session graphic You are invited to an SPS Virtual Info Session to learn about degree programs, benefits, available resources and more. Talk with admissions counselors to learn about flexible class options and our 8-week term starts dates.

Nov. 18 Virtual Information Session

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Alumni Spotlight

Justin Clark is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. Learn why he chose UIW and his advice for success.

Alumni Spotlight

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Online Tutoring Services

SPS offers 24/7 online tutoring to students for a wide-range of subjects and courses.

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Keep up to date with the latest SPS news, events and spotlights.

June 2021 Updates

Dr. Osman ÖzturgutMessage from the Dean

Access, Opportunity and Affordability

With access, we emphasize the importance of providing different delivery modalities, flexible schedules, convenient locations and flexible organizational structures. Through these academic and institutional flexibilities and different paths for access, students do not have to choose between their work/personal lives and education but are able to receive the education they need to further their careers and for personal enhancement at the time, location and pace of their choices.

With opportunity, we emphasize the importance of providing students/community members with a multitude of education offerings that are innovative and responsive to the students of the communities. These opportunities are determined by student/market demand.

From the very beginning, SPS has made it her mission to serve those who were unable to devote themselves to full-time academic work because of their need to work. While providing high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of Texas and the nation, SPS strives to ensure access and opportunities at an affordable rate.

I want you to know that the entire University community is here to support, sustain, and encourage you as you commit to study at the University of the Incarnate Word. We could not be more excited and privileged to welcome you into this vibrant learning community.

Dr. Osman Özturgut
Associate Provost, Strategic Outreach and Partnerships
Dean, School of Professional Studies

Real-World Experience. Real-Life Success.

At SPS, we offer high-quality instruction taught by scholar-practitioner faculty, flexible program options and strong student support to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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