The University of the Incarnate Word and Our Lady of the Lake University are making it a little easier for students pursuing postgraduate studies in health care to transfer between the two schools.

The private Catholic universities are partnering to allow students at each institution to advance their education by attending the other for postgraduate studies in health care, according to a press release. The universities called this a “historic agreement” to advance health care.

Our Lady of the Lake University President Diane Melby and University of the Incarnate Word President Thomas Evans were to sign the agreement Tuesday.

Under the agreement, OLLU will reserve 10 interview spots for qualified UIW graduates to pursue graduate-level degrees in psychology, with concentrations in marriage and family therapy, communication sciences and disorders, counseling, school psychology, and social work.

In return, UIW will reserve 10 interview slots for qualified OLLU graduates to attend the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Feik School of Pharmacy, and the Rosenberg School of Optometry. UIW also will reserve 10 spots in the School of Physical Therapy for qualified OLLU students.

Brooke Crum

Brooke Crum is the San Antonio Report's education reporter.