Political and Civic Engagement

Master of Liberal Arts

The Political and Civic Engagement concentration of our Master of Liberal Arts program motivates students to create the connection between the academic study of politics and its actual practice and effects. This program also 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.

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Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Will Kiblinger

Why Winthrop?

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Graduate Assistantships

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

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AGLSP Member

Winthrop's Master of Liberal Arts program has been a full member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP) since 1995.

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Travel Support

Travel support is available for graduate student presentations or performances.

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    This program motivates students of the political and civic engagement concentration to create the connection between the academic study of politics and its actual practice and effects.

    Time to completion: 1-2 years
    Total Credits: 30
    Format: Campus-based
    Curriculum (MLA - Political and Civic Engagement)

        Master of Liberal Arts (all concentrations): Rolling admissions for Fall and Spring admission only.

        Application requirements for the Master of Liberal Arts program include:

        • The online Graduate Studies application with the non-refundable application fee.

        • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree with a 3.0 overall GPA.

        • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate Studies office from the issuing institution(s).

        • A personal statement of approximately 250-300 words outlining your interest in pursuing the program.

        • Two letters of recommendation.



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