Winthrop University: Graduate School - Admissions Deadlines
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (tollfree)
803/323-2292 (fax)

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Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications and credentials well before the posted deadlines.

Unless stated otherwise below, application deadlines for U.S. citizens and residents are as follows:

July 15 for Fall Semester

December 1 for Spring Semester

May 15 for Summer Session


International Students

Applications for admission and supporting credentials for prospective international students must be received by:

April 15 for Fall Semester and September 15 for Spring Semester

Thus, international applicants living outside the United States should complete the required standardized tests at least three months prior to April 15 or September 15, as appropriate.


Specific Program Application Deadlines

If a program is not listed in the below chart, then applicants should adhere to above deadlines.

Application Deadlines
Program Degree Application Deadline
Studio Art MFA March 1 for fall admission
Arts Administration MA April 1 for fall admission
Biology MS April 15 for fall admission
Counseling and Development MEd December 15 for both summer and fall admission
Liberal Arts      MLA October 15 for spring admission;
June 15 for fall admission 
MAT, Accelerated MAT February 15 for summer admission, however, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible
School Psychology MS or SSP January 15 for fall admission
Social Work
MSW Application review begins February 1 and continues until all seats are full. If seats remain available, applications will be received through April 30 for May admission and June 15 for August admission.

Last Updated: 3/27/20