How to Apply

The application cycle for the Incoming Class of 2020 opens November 1, 2019 and will remain open until the class is full.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the UIWSOM Master of Biomedical Sciences. If you have any questions during the application process or if you would like to schedule an appointment with an admissions representative, please contact the Master of Biomedical Sciences Program at mbsprogram@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 283-6998.

Application Process

To apply for the MBS program and to receive full consideration, the following items must be submitted:

1. UIW Graduate Application

To begin the application process, complete a UIW Graduate Admissions Application. 

Please indicate the Fall 2020 term as your anticipated start date.

First-time Users: Create an account to start a new application. If you have completed a UIW degree and are seeking a second degree, you must complete a new application as a first-time user.

Returning Users: Log in to continue your application.

2. MBS Supplemental Application and Fee

In addition to the Graduate Admissions Application, a MBS Supplemental Application is required, along with a $50 non-refundable fee.

3. Official Transcript(s)

Applicants are required to send an official transcript from all institutions attended. This includes all undergraduate, graduate and any health care professions education. Applicants with outstanding prerequisites should send an updated official transcript after completion of coursework.

Paper transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to UIW in a sealed envelope and printed within the last six months. Please use the following address:
University of the Incarnate Word
Graduate Admissions Office
4301 Broadway, CPO #285
San Antonio, Texas 78209

Electronic copies can be sent to gradadmissions@uiwtx.edu. Indicate "MBS Candidate" in the subject line.

4. Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required. The letters should attest to the applicant's capacity for graduate level coursework. At least one letter should be submitted by a faculty member and one from a health care provider. Letters should be submitted on the recommender’s letterhead. 

Physical letters of recommendation should be in a sealed envelope with a signature across the closure to be considered official. Please use the following address:
University of the Incarnate Word
Graduate Admissions Office
4301 Broadway, CPO #285
San Antonio, Texas 78209

Letters of recommendation can also be sent to gradadmissions@uiwtx.edu. Indicate "MBS Candidate" in the subject line.

5. Pre-Professional Exam Score

Applicants must submit professional test scores based on their discipline choice.

Scores should be submitted as follows:

  • GRE - scores should be sent directly to the UIW Graduate Admissions Office using code 6303.
  • MCAT - scores can be printed and mailed to the UIW Graduate Admissions Office using the address below. Electronic score reports can be sent to gradadmissions@uiwtx.edu. Indicate "MBS Candidate" in the subject line.  Please ensure that the score report includes the 16-digit verification code and the AAMC ID. Scores reports will be validated by UIWSOM. 
  • Other pre-professional exams - request scores be mailed directly to the UIW Graduate Admissions Office or sent electronically to gradadmissions@uiwtx.edu.

University of the Incarnate Word
Graduate Admissions Office
4301 Broadway, CPO #285
San Antonio, Texas 78209