Winthrop University: Graduate School - MLA with conentration in Political and Civic Engagement
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (tollfree)
803/323-2292 (fax)

Master of Liberal Arts - Political and Civic Engagement


Interim Graduate Program Director: Dr. Robert Prickett


Phone: 803/323-3554


The Master of Liberal Arts Program provides learners with the unique ability to pursue a highly customized interdisciplinary graduate degree program, developed according to their own interests, while building broad analytical and problem solving skills that reach across the boundaries of academic disciplines and beyond the limited structure of traditional graduate degree programs.

Visit the Master of Liberal Arts home page for more information.


      Program admission requires a baccalaureate degree, an essay, two letters of recommendation, and an interview with the program director (in some circumstances, an inquiry and interview may precede the actual application process). Read our program requirements page for more information. 

      Total Credits: 33

      Format: Campus-based



    Potential applicants should first contact the program director, Dr. Robert Prickett at 803-323-4485 or, to discuss their interest prior to the application process.

      October 15 for spring admission;

      June 15 for fall admission 

      Application requirements include:

      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). 

      3. A 5-6 page double-spaced essay describing why the applicant wishes to enter the program. In the online admissions application details about the writing sample are provided, as well as a place to upload your essay.

      4. Two letters of recommendation


      These materials are reviewed by the MLA admissions committee which makes its recommendation to the MLA program director. When an applicant is approved by the committee, the director arranges for a personal interview with the candidate. A final decision regarding admission is reached after the interview is conducted and the completed application packet is reviewed. The GRE is not required at the present time for admission.


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Last Updated: 6/24/22