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Master of Liberal Arts in Political and Civic Engagement

Admission Requirements 

Potential applicants should first contact the program director at 803/323-2368 to discuss their interest prior to the application process.  Admission to the program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

Applications should be submitted to the Graduate School office. Complete applications are strongly suggested to be sent by June 15 for Fall admission and October 15 for Spring admission and should consist of the following:

1. The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee

2. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals.

3. An essay describing why the applicant wishes to enter the program. Visit the MLA web page ( or call the MLA office at 803/323-4572 for details. 

4. While not required, reference letters from professional and/or academic sources are recommended.

After credentials are reviewed by the MLA admissions committee, the program director will contact the applicant to schedule an interview. For more information and application materials, please contact: 

Dr. Timothy Boylan
MLA Graduate Program Director
Winthrop University
G05 Bancroft Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (Fax)

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