Winthrop University: Master of Social Work (Campus-Based)
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Department of Social Work
College of Arts & Sciences
132 Bancroft Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2176 (fax)

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Social Work

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work program at Winthrop University offers.....   

Graduate Program Director: 
Dr. Anthony Hill

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      At the time of admission thesis students are paired with a faculty advisor with whom they work to identify a thesis research project.  Students take a foundational course in their first semester, which prepares them to develop and carry out research.  Our program typically has about 20 students with individual faculty members supervising one to two students at a time.  This allows faculty to work closely with students to help them select courses and develop projects which best fit their interests and career goals.  The thesis option provides students with excellent preparation to continue their training in Ph.D. programs or professional schools which emphasize research and for careers at research institutions. 

      Most thesis students complete the program in two to two-and-a-half years.

      Curriculum (with thesis)

      The nonthesis option emphasizes breadth of training, with students taking advanced coursework across the full range of biology subfields.  Most nonthesis students carry out a one-semester project with a faculty member to gain research experience.  Nonthesis students leave the program well-prepared to continue on to professional schools, to enter biologically-oriented professions in research or government, or community college-level teaching. 

      The nonthesis option is designed to allow students to complete the program in two years.

      Curriculum (without thesis)

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      NEW: Application deadline extended to June 15, 2021 for Fall admission 

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      To complete an application

      1. Online Graduate School application
      2. Official transcript(s) from all institutions
      3. Two letters of recommendation
      4. Essay
      5. GRE test scores

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Beyond Graduation

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham
Master of Biology, Class of 2019

“As a member of the first cohort of Winthrop’s Accelerated Master’s in Biology program, I became part of a close-knit community of graduate students and faculty that taught me how to really do science! The advanced discussion classes gave me valuable experience in reading and communicating scientific research; we went beyond the textbooks and straight to the source. Other classes included hands-on field and lab work, writing literature reviews, learning to use statistical analysis software, and developing our scientific inquiry skills. Additionally, I learned a lot about teaching through working as a graduate assistant. The excellent mentorship and community spirit among the faculty and students here at Winthrop can’t be matched. This program helped me start my career, and fueled my passion for research and teaching! Since graduating, I have been teaching several different biology classes and interviewing for PhD programs, and I can’t wait for what comes next!"

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Master of Social Work graduates go on to careers....

Ph.D. Programs:

Our M.S.W. graduates have gone on to doctoral programs all over the country, including:

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Professional Programs:

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Last Updated: 11/22/22