School of Professional Studies

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Studying at the School of Professional Studies

Prepare for a promotion or career change with the School of Professional Studies (SPS). Whether you are starting or finishing your degree, UIW offers programs tailored for working professionals with the motivation to succeed. Earning a degree at SPS allows you to balance your career and family with convenient course formats and locations. Choose from associates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees taught by scholar-practitioners with real-world experience. You will discover the power to meet your professional goals.

A man in the classroom smiling at his desk with his hands crossed.Student Benefits

  • Free textbooks for undergraduates
  • Reduced tuition
  • No academic fees
  • Tuition discounts available for veterans, active-duty military and dependents
  • Locations in San Antonio and Corpus Christi
  • Online or classroom formats (evenings or Saturdays)
  • Accelerated 8-week terms (6 terms per year)
  • Summer and Winter accelerated 4-week term (3 terms a year)
  • Online writing lab and math tutoring available
  • One-on-one advisor support

Upcoming SPS Admissions Events

SPS offers students the opportunity to learn about benefits, degree programs, the application process and more during admissions events.

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Best Online Programs – Bachelor’s Degrees 2021

University of the Incarnate Word ranks as a Best Online Program for Bachelor’s Degrees 2021 and Best Online Programs for Veterans 2021.

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Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Administration
Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources
Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in: Accounting, Finance, General Business, Information Systems, Marketing, Social Marketing, Management, Project Management
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with concentrations in: General Studies and Administration
Bachelor of Science in Leadership Studies
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Administration with concentrations in:
Applied Administration, Communication Arts, Healthcare Administration and Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership
Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership
Master of Business Administration with specializations in Asset Management, Data Analytics, General and Human Resources
Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership
Doctor of Business Administration

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Professional Development

Agile Full Stack Software Developer
Business Entrepreneurship
Cognitive Bias, Heuristics and Human Behavior
Dental Assistant
Human Resources (SHRM)
K-12 Educators
Legal Studies
Optician Certification Training
Personal Trainer
Project Management
Veterinary Assistant Training

and hundreds of additional courses and certifications to choose from.

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I will work to see each student graduate with the lowest possible debt, and secure a career that lifts their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they serve.
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Dr. Thomas M. Evans

President, University of the Incarnate Word

Our Mission

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Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW provides a high quality education to students pursuing academic degrees while carrying on the original Mission of the Sisters. University of the Incarnate Word is a faith institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization and the common good.

Core Values of the Mission

Education - The University educates men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens.
Truth - The faculty and students support one another in the search for the communication of truth.
Faith - The university is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God.
Service - The curriculum includes a global perspective and an emphasis on social justice and community service.
Innovation - The university is open to thoughtful innovation that serves the spiritual and material needs of people.

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