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Health Professions

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Health Professions

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Health Professions

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UIW offers direct admit options for highly qualified first-time freshmen that lead to advanced degrees in nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry, or osteopathic medicine. Students who meet the criteria for these programs will be contacted with further information soon after receiving official notification of admission to the university.

Enrollment in this program is contingent on:

  • December 1 - Priority Deadline
  • March 1 - Deadline for Direct Admit 
  • UIW Direct Admit Scholarship

    High school graduates admitted to the Direct Admit option will receive a $2,500 scholarship per year for full-time study, renewable for up to eight years, as long as students are meeting the program requirements. This scholarship is in addition to any UIW academic award for which the student is eligible and continues into the professional program. Students will be required to maintain an acceptable GPA to continue in the program as well as maintain satisfactory progress toward the degree.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

  • Program Description

    The Direct Admit option for first-time freshman students leads to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with either a Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practitioner concentration. The Direct Admit, 4 + 3 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)/ Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) option will provide a student the opportunity to complete the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree over a seven-year period leading to both the BSN and DNP degrees.

    Capacity: 5 students.

  • Direct Admit Qualifications
    • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.7
    • High school math and science GPA of 3.7 (minimum of three years each)
    • ACT of 25 or combined verbal/math SAT of  1210
    • Student must be prepared to begin in biological chemistry in 1st semester of freshman year
    • Successful interview with Nursing Faculty
  • More information

    Additional admissions criteria, program information, a detailed curriculum outline and are available.

    To be contacted by an Admissions Counselor, please fill out our UIW Inquiry Form.

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Doctor of Optometry Program


  • Program Description

    The Rosenberg School of Optometry is excited to offer a direct admit program for highly qualified first-time freshmen. This program of study offers two tracks including an accelerated curriculum for the advanced undergraduate student who is ultimately interested in a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree. The successful undergraduate applicant will qualify to enter this program upon admission to the University with specific criteria outlined below. In order to successfully progress, maintain direct admit scholarships and be accepted into the O.D. program, participants will need to satisfy additional requirements throughout their undergraduate Vision Science coursework.

    CapacityFlexible.

  • Direct Admit Qualifications
      • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.7
      • High school math and science GPA of 3.7
      • ACT of 25 or combined verbal/math SAT of 1210
      • Student must be prepared to begin in Pre-Calculus in 1st semester of freshman year
      • Successful interview with Optometry Faculty
  • More information

    Additional admissions criteria, program progression requirements, and a detailed curriculum outline are available.

    To be contacted by an Admissions Counselor, please fill out our UIW Inquiry Form.

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

  • Program Description

    The Direct Admit option for first-time freshman students leads to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a mission to empower all members of the medical education community to achieve academic, professional and personal success and develop a commitment to lifelong learning through excellence in learner–centered, patient-focused education, justice-based research and meaningful partnerships of osteopathic clinical service across the spectrum of medical education.

    Capacity: Unlimited.

  • Direct Admit Qualifications
    • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.7
    • Four years of math and science with a minimum GPA of 3.7
    • ACT of 25 or combined verbal/math SAT of 1210
    • Volunteer and community service involvement
    • Successful interview with School of Osteopathic Medicine faculty
  • Conditional Acceptance

    Students are accepted to UIWSOM on a conditional basis and expected to meet the following guidelines during completion of their undergraduate work:

    • Complete all pre-requisite coursework at the UIW main campus
    • Maintain an overall 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each academic year (to include Fall, Spring, Summer)
    • Maintain a math and science GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Participation in UIWSOM summer pathway program
    • Successful completion of upper division electives in medical-relevant options including Neuroscience, Physiology, Medical Microbiology, and Immunology.
    • Completion of UIW community service requirement with a demonstrated focus on health education in the San Antonio community
    • MCAT requirement waived
    • Successful interview with School of Osteopathic Medicine faculty 
    • Continuous enrollment and graduation in 4 years.
  • More information

    Additional admissions criteria, program information, and a detailed curriculum outline are available.

    To be contacted by an Admissions Counselor, please fill out our UIW Inquiry Form.

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Doctor of Pharmacy Program

  • Program Description

    The Direct Admit option is a program for first-time freshmen students interested in a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Students need to maintain specific requirements throughout two years of undergraduate study at UIW in order to continue to the four-year professional pharmacy program.  Successful candidates are exempt from taking the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test).

    Capacity: 30 students.

  • Direct Admit Qualifications
    • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.7
    • High school math GPA of 3.7 and high school science GPA of 3.7 (minimum of three years each)
    • ACT math minimum score of 22 or SAT math of 550
    • Successful interview with Pharmacy faculty
  • More information

    Additional admissions criteria, program information, a detailed curriculum outline, and FAQs are available.

    To be contacted by an Admissions Counselor, please fill out UIW Inquiry Form.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

  • Program Description

    The Direct Admit option for first-time freshmen students leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The School of Physical Therapy educates physical therapists who, through skilled, reflective, holistic patient-centered practice, and scholarly activities, optimize movement and wellness for the common good of society.

    CapacityUnlimited.

  • Direct Admit Qualifications
    • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.7
    • High school math and science GPA of 3.7 (minimum of three years each)
    • ACT of 25 or combined verbal/math SAT of 1210
    • Students must meet minimum requirements to be placed into Pre-Calculus in the first semester of their freshmen year.
      • SAT Math score of 550 or ACT Math score of 22
      • A grade of B or better in high school Pre-Calculus
    • Volunteer and community service involvement
    • Interview with Physical Therapy faculty
  • More information

    Additional admissions criteria, program information, and a detailed curriculum outline are available.

    To be contacted by an Admissions Counselor, please fill out our UIW Inquiry Form.