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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or higher

Winthrop University

About Winthrop University

Winthrop University is a comprehensive public university that was recently ranked among the best public universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The school was originally founded in 1886 and is located just outside of Charlotte, in Rock Hill, SC. Winthrop operates under the mission of providing educational experiences that help students develop the skills, knowledge and values that will enrich their life and prepare them for what the future holds. This school enrolls a culturally diverse student body and is considered an institution of choice for many groups underrepresented on college campuses.

Winthrop offers a variety of campus-based and online graduate programs that provide small class sizes, rigorous curriculum and are taught by experienced faculty that are dedicated wholly to values of service, excellence, diversity and to creating a strong community for students.

In 2018, Winthrop University was ranked 8th among public universities in the South and 17th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report. The university has also been listed on the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)'s 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the tenth consecutive year.

Student Testimonials

''I loved that Winthrop's MSW program focused on empowerment practice across a variety of levels instead of making me choose micro vs macro at the start of my program like other schools did.''

- Tara H., Current M.S.W. Student

''The M.A.AA. program is unique in concept and implementation. We have direct, hands-on experience with the specific challenges and opportunities managed by arts administrators.''

- Kyle C., Current M.A.A.A. Student

''I've applied what I learned about marketing to my current job. I've also been able to apply my new knowledge to the volunteer work I do for my community by encouraging non-profit arts organizations to create best practices that will help the organization become successful.''

- Victoria C., M.A.A.A. Graduate

Why Winthrop University?

  • Ranked and Recognized School: Winthrop University has been ranked among the 'Best in the Southeast' by The Princeton Review and recognized for its contribution to the public good by Washington Monthly.
  • Program Options: Winthrop University offers the following online graduate programs:
    • Online Master of Arts in Arts Administration (M.A.A.A.)
    • Online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
    • Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Online Master of Education in Special Education Intervention (M.Ed.)
  • Values-Based Programs: Programs encompass the values of service, excellence, diversity, community and leadership.
  • Architectural Campus: The campus includes several buildings with neo-Georgian architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Accredited University: Winthrop University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and specialist degrees. Regional accreditation is the highest available form of accreditation for institutions of higher learning. Several graduate programs hold individual programmatic accreditation to meet the top national standards of quality. These include:
    • The Master of Business Administration is among the 5 percent of business programs worldwide to achieve AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation.
    • The Master of Social Work program is one of only 254 programs accredited by the CSWE (Council on Social Work Education).
    • The Master of Education in Special Education Intervention program holds accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE).

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants to Winthrop University must meet the minimum admission criteria for each individual online graduate program. Complete the form to the right to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

Winthrop University offers the following degree programs:

  1. Art Leadership
    • Master - Arts Administration
  2. Business
    • Master - Business Administration
    • Master - Marketing
    • Master - Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation
    • Master - Strategic Leadership
  3. Education
    • Mater - Special Education Intervention
  4. Social Work
    • Master - Social Work