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The GRE/GMAT is required only for Tier III graduate admissions and is available at these Corpus Christi testing centers.

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Meningitis Vaccination

    Corpus Christi Admissions

    UIW understands the difficulties of balancing a career, family, and social responsibilities, so we have designed our undergraduate and graduate programs with the adult student in mind. We are an evening studies program designed to meet the needs of working adults wanting to begin or complete their degree.

    • Transferability: We make transfer of college credits a seamless process. We have generous policies and a skilled group of advisors to work with you.
    • Affordable: Our undergraduate tuition is reduced approximately 50% that of the traditional private school education. No course fees and FREE textbooks are available to all undergraduate students. Financial Aid and veterans' benefits are also available.
    • Flexibility: Attend two courses, each 8-week term. Take less time earning a degree to give you more possibilities at a higher income.

    Program Format

    Classes meet two nights a week to meet your busy schedule. Students attend one or two courses each 8-week term. For our Undergraduate degree's, courses meet two nights per week; Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. For our Graduate degree's, classes are held two evenings per week; Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


    Undergraduate Requirements

    • Applicants must be out of high school for at least 5 years.
    • Applicants should have completed 3-years of full-time employment. (For the purpose of this program, an adult who has worked full-time inside the home for a minimum of 3-years will fulfill the employment requirement. A licensed RN entering the Alternate Pathway is exempt from this requirement.)
    • Transfer Credit Policy
    • In order to obtain a Bachelors degree from UIW, students must complete a minimum of 45 hours from UIW.

    Additional Information regarding Undergraduate Admissions

    Graduate Requirements

    • Evidence of an earned Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
    • Official transcripts from each college and university previously attended. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the college or university to our Office.
    • At least one of the following as specified by the discipline under program description:
      • A nationally recognized entrance test specified by the discipline
      • Evaluation by one or more professionals in the intended field of study
      • Professional certification or a degree of equal or higher level than that sought from an accredited institution of higher learning

    Other admission criteria as specified by the discipline may include but are not limited to:

    • A minimum number of credit hours in the discipline with a specified GPA minimum
    • Other specialized test with acceptable performance
    • An interview with faculty or admissions personnel
    • A writing sample
    • A $20 non-refundable application fee

    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.

    Transient Students

    Students in good standing at a recognized graduate school who wish to enroll for a maximum of nine credit hours and who plan to continue at the school of original admission may be admitted as transient graduate students. Students must fill out a formal application for admission and submit either a statement of good standing from the dean of the graduate school where they are enrolled or an official transcript. Enrolling in additional course work beyond the nine hours will require application for a change of status.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If non-degree seeking, an applicant to Graduate School must submit:

    • Evidence of an earned Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
    • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the college or university to the Admissions Office.

    Non-degree-seeking students may register for a cumulative total of no more than nine credit hours of graduate course work under the normal grading system. Students holding a master’s degree who do not wish to apply for admission as degree-seeking students may register for a cumulative total of no more than 12 credit hours of graduate course work under the normal grading system.

    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.

    Admissions Requirements:

    MBA Master of Business Administration

    MAA Master of Arts in Administration


    To Apply:

    Fill out the application onlineFor assistance with an application, please email our admissions staff.

    Call (361) 888-5445 to set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor. You will need to bring copies of your transcripts with you to your appointment.

    Request official transcripts from all previous schools you have attended.  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.  Have all official transcripts sent to:

    University of the Incarnate Word
    56350 S. Staples St., Suite 300
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

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    Adult Learning

    Dr. Cyndi Porter, VP of Extended Academic Programs, describes her learning experience as an adult student for the CAEL Learning Stories.

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