Take the Next Step with a Graduate Studies Degree

Having advanced expertise, experience and leadership in today's job market is more important than ever. Graduate education is a valuable asset to your career prospects and can set you apart from peers in your field. As one of the top graduate schools in South Carolina, Winthrop has 40+ programs that offer a flexible and affordable experience to help you realize your intellectual and personal potential. 

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How to Apply to Grad School

If you're ready to begin, you can go ahead and submit an application! Check out our admissions requirements and then create an account in our application portal. Application materials you need to submit may vary depending on the program you choose. Our graduate admissions team is here to answer any questions you have and guide you through the application process each step of the way. 

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Application Deadlines

July 15 Fall Semester Start
December 1 Spring Semester Start
May 15 Summer Session Start

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Application Status

Once you submit your application and all related materials, your application will be reviewed. You will receive an email notification when your admissions decision has been posted to your portal. 

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Admitted Student Checklist

Once you are admitted, you are officially an Eagle! There's lots to do and connect with before your first class, so jump in and get started!

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Explore Our Programs

Winthrop has a robust suite of graduate programs to choose from. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of today's job market in each related industry to help you get ahead in your career. Programs vary in time to completion, format (campus-based, online, or hybrid), and application requirements. If you have questions about any program specific requirements, reach out to our graduate admissions team at gradstudies@winthrop.edu

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Explore Tuition & Aid

A great graduate education should not only be able to fit into your schedule, but also into your budget. While we strive to be one of the most affordable graduate schools in the region, we also offer financial assistance options to help make starting your master's degree even easier. 

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Non-Traditional Graduate Students

Most of our graduate students are U.S. residents and seeking a master's degree, but not everyone! If that's not you, we have great opportunities for non-traditional students for you to explore. 

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International Grad Students

Start here if you are student coming to Winthrop from outside the United States, there are just a few additional steps you need to complete to get your journey started.

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Non-Degree Seeking

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Non-Degree Seeking Grad Students

Start here if you are a student coming to Winthrop for a certificate program or professional development credits, you'll need to follow a slightly different process for your application. 

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Senior Citizens

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Senior Citizens Grad Students

South Carolina residents ages 60+ are eligible to enroll at Winthrop to take classes tuition-free! Our grad school team can help navigate the process of enrolling for these programs. 

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Connect with Graduate Admissions

Our Winthrop Graduate Studies admissions team is ready to help you take the first step to earning your master's degree! They are available to answer any questions you have and help you with your application, and also provide info sessions and campus tours! Our team is committed to making the admissions process as smooth as possible and that you are supported along the way.

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Get to Know Winthrop

Located in the heart of Rock Hill, S.C.—just 20 miles south of Charlotte, N.C.—Winthrop is a vibrant campus community that's welcoming, inclusive and supportive, with our students at the heart of all we do. 

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Why Winthrop?

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Why Choose Winthrop?

Winthrop is nationally recognized amongst South Carolina graduate schools for our excellence in education and commitment to student success. Here, you'll get an education that will work just as hard for you as you work to earn it. 

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Career Preparation

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Career Preparation

Your Winthrop degree will prepare you to advance your career, no matter if that's furthering your expertise in your current field or if you are looking to transition to a new profession. 

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Grad Student Resources

From important dates and deadlines, upcoming events, and other helpful information, we've got you covered with all you need to know in one place.

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