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The University of the Incarnate Word welcomes all active duty service members and their families, and appreciates those serving to protect the rights and freedoms of our country. We are active members of GoArmyEd, Servicemembers Opportunity College Degree Network, and Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) programs and proud to participate in several collaborative programs with the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). We understand your unique needs and we are committed to being military-friendly.

How is UIW different?

  • No fees or expenses. TA benefits cover all costs.
  • FREE textbooks. UIW's Extended Academic Programs will supply your textbooks at no charge to you whether you are an undergraduate or graduate active-duty student (including National Guard or Reservists using Tuition Assistance)
  • No proctored exams for online coursework.  All of your work is done online when your class is held in the online format.
  • We will also schedule our classes for you. You will always find two classes you need each term.

Online classes

  • All classes are completely online
  • You have control over when you “attend” class
  • Asynchronous interaction and 24-hour access
  • Accelerated classes in 8-week terms

In the classroom

  • Undergraduate and graduate degrees in San Antoni and Corpus Christi
  • Accelerated classes in 8-week terms
  • Classes at night or on Saturdays at convenient locations
  • "Blended" class option with day classes and online components

Awards and Recognition

2016 Best for Vets Colleges (Ranked #8)
2015 Military Friendly School® list by Victory Media
2015 Best for Vets Colleges (Ranked #13)
2015 Best for Vets Business Schools (Ranked #7)
2015 Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities by Military Advanced Ed
2014 Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media
2014 Best for Vets Colleges (Ranked #6)
2014 Best for Vets Business Schools (Ranked #3)
2014 Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities by Military Advanced Ed
2013 CAEL Institutional Service Award
2013 Best for Vets: Colleges by Military Times (Ranked among top 10 schools-#9)
2013 Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities by Military Advanced Ed (Ranked #41)
2013 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (Ranked #41) by U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News)
2013 Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media
2013 #3 Online Schools among Teaching Practice and Student Engagement and #10 among Faculty Credential and Training by U.S. News & Word Report (U.S. News)
2013 Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media

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SPS & SAS Spring I terms start January 6
Application deadline: Dec. 31

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Military Friendly

University of the Incarnate Word is proud to be a 2016 "Military Friendly" University and Best for Vets. No proctored exams and full credit for military service.

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Info Session Webinars

Watch on-demand Info Session webinars

Learn about our military benefits, degree programs, admissions and more.

View available webinars