Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Arts in History
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Arts in History


The Master of Arts in history is one of the oldest master’s degree programs offered by Winthrop University. This program prepares students for careers in such fields as teaching, law, library and archival work and journalism, as well as in areas less directly related to the study of history including fields in business and industry.

The history faculty at Winthrop University is comprised of scholarly, talented, energetic, and friendly individuals who are devoted to student learning and promoting the study of history.


Graduate Program Director: 
Dr. Eddie Lee 



Why Winthrop?

GA Position Learning Outcomes Travel Support for graduate students

Students have the opportunity to work in their departments and around campus as graduate assistants.

Study evolving social movements, societal issues from local to global, and the interdependence of the family of nations expressed in foreign policy development and implementation.

Travel support is available for graduate student presentations or performances.


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      You will develop, with an assigned advisor, an individual course of study which meets the requirements for the degree and your objectives. The program requires completion of 30 hours with a two course thesis preparation sequence. 

      Time to completion: 2 years

      Total Credits: 30

      Format: Campus-based

      Curriculum (MA in History with thesis)

      The non-thesis option will allow you to analyze and explore advanced coursework across the full range of history subfields. The program allows 30 hours of traditional coursework.

      Time to completion: 2 years

      Total Credits: 30

      Format: Campus-based

      Curriculum (MA in History without thesis)



      Master of Arts in History Deadline : No deadline,  rolling admission

      Note: All admission materials must be received by the Graduate School office before an application will be reviewed


      Application requirements for the Master of Arts in History program include:

      • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee

      • 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)

      • Evidence of a satisfactory score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination; score of 150 or higher on the verbal section



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Beyond Graduation


Hear from our History students!

Hunter Crowley

Master of Arts in History, Class of 2018

"The Master of Arts in history program at Winthrop University allowed me to utilize a wide range of classes. It helped me further my knowledge of historical perspective. This program has provided a chance to work with professors that have allowed me to further my career prospects and hopefully gain employment in the community college field once my degree is completed.”


M.A. in History graduates go on to careers in a wide variety of history-related fields or continue to further their education and earn doctorates in history.  Here are some directions our students have gone in:


  • Teaching at all levels from high school to university

  • Museum curator

  • Foreign news correspondent

  • Archivist

  • Movie/TV historical museum consultant

  • Public administrator

  • Politics and government

  • Historic preservation

  • Public relations

  • Consumer advocacy

Our graduates have worked for museums, archives, and repositories such as:

  • Historic Brattonsville

  • The Shiele Museum

  • Louise Pettus Archives

  • Museum of the Waxhaws


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Last Updated: 1/18/23