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Winthrop University

About Winthrop University

Winthrop University was originally founded in 1886 with 21 students, and today it enrolls more than 6,000 students on its campus in Rock Hill, SC. This comprehensive public university offers a variety of campus-based and online graduate programs for students looking to develop the knowledge and values to prepare them for what the future holds. The school has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, and courses are taught by experienced and national caliber staff.

In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked Winthrop University among the top ten public universities in the South and 17th among the Best Colleges for Veterans. Winthrop was also named to The Princeton Review's 'Best in the Southeast' list and recognized for its contribution to the public good by Washington Monthly.

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

Winthrop University Offers:

  • A Variety of Programs - Winthrop University offers online graduate degree programs to fit almost every student. The following programs are offered in an online format:
    • 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 - Winthrop programs are based on the values of service, excellence, diversity, community and leadership.
  • A Historic Campus - The Winthrop campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its examples of neo-Georgian architecture.
  • A Recognized School - The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) listed Winthrop University on its 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, its tenth consecutive time on the list.

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.

Find Your Program:

  1. Art Leadership

    • Master of Arts in Arts Administration
  2. Business

    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation
    • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
    • Master of Business Administration - Strategic Leadership
  3. Education

    • Master of Education in Special Education Intervention
  4. Social Work

    • Master of Social Work

Winthrop University Online Locations

Winthrop University offers a wide range of programs that can be taken online. The advantages to online learning are that you can work at your own pace and learn from anywhere. For more information about specific programs, please click here.