Office of Research and Graduate Studies

The office serves as the advocate for leadership in research and graduate and professional education at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). In collaboration with administrators and faculty, ORGS provides strategic direction, support and oversight to post-baccalaureate education and research at UIW.


The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Operations (ORSPO) administers the human research protection program at UIW and provides administrative support to the University of the Incarnate Word’s Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB ensures University compliance with federal, state, local and University regulations with regard to human subjects research.

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Research Compliance Webpage

The University Research Council (URC) exists to support the promotion and development of research and other creative and scholarly activity at the University of the Incarnate Word. Its role is to advise the Office of Research and Graduate Studies regarding research development at the University. The council identifies the needs of the faculty, students and other researchers; analyzes services, policies and procedures that affect research; and makes recommendations that, in its view, will facilitate the research process and research productivity at the University.

URC Webpage

Graduate Studies

Writing specialists guide graduate students in improving their writing skills and assist at any stage in the writing process.

  • Schedule an appointment
    • To schedule an appointment, you must create a login account. Once you log in, you will have access to schedule an online or face-to-face appointment.

Any questions regarding writing support can be emailed to

Additional Resource: Brainfuse

Writing Support webpage

A graduate assistant is a graduate student who is hired by the University of the Incarnate Word to assist faculty or administrators with their respective duties.

Graduate assistants are graduate students, first and foremost. Graduate assistantships provide financial assistance and educational and professional developmental opportunities for graduate students. Graduate assistants support the University in its teaching, research, administrative and service missions.


Open to full-time and part-time graduate students who are enrolled in their programs as defined by enrollment policy, who are in good academic standing and who satisfy continuous enrollment policies. Other eligibility conditions may be applied depending on the type and location of work performed. If the student’s GPA falls below a 3.0 during any portion of the academic year, the student may be terminated by the department from the assistantship during that academic year. Students employed by the University in faculty (including adjunct faculty appointments) or staff positions are not eligible for assistantships. Graduate assistants may not concurrently work for more than one department/school/ college regardless of funding type.

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