Winthrop University is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to being among the best institutions of its kind in the nation. When you consider Winthrop, you will find a rigorous curriculum and experienced faculty that are dedicated wholly to values of service, excellence, diversity and to creating a strong community for students.

Through an educational experience that blends professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement, Winthrop will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enrich your life forever and prepare you for what the future holds.

School Highlights

  • Regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and specialist degrees.
  • Founded in 1886.
  • Offers both campus-based & online programs.
  • Beautiful campus near Charlotte in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with neo-Georgian architecture listed in National Register of Historic Places.
  • Community-focused and highly rated for its contributions to the public good.

Rankings and Recognition

  • Ranked 8th among Southern public universities and 19th best college for veterans by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 74th out of 673 institutions for its contribution to the public good by Washington Monthly
  • Ranked among the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review

Student Population

  • Graduate Enrollment: 1,018 (based on fall 2016 data)
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,091
  • Male/Female Ratio: 30%/ 70%
  • Diversity: 37.5% U.S. minorities
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

Accreditation

Winthrop University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and specialist degrees. In addition, many individual programs at Winthrop hold specialty approval from industry accreditors.

Financial Aid

Graduate students may be eligible for federal loans. To apply, students must submit a FAFSA using Winthrop's school code of 003456.

Mission

Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to being among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

Building on its 19th-century origins as a distinctive women's college, the Winthrop University of the 21st century is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive, co-educational, public, residential comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for Winthrop's continuing development and shape Winthrop's continuing success.

Winthrop enrolls an achievement-oriented, culturally diverse and socially responsible student body, recruiting students whose presence adds diversity and enrichment. Winthrop prides itself on being an institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MA

Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's Master of Arts in Arts Administration combines current theory, academic research and applied practice to develop effective leaders who can work with ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Arts in Arts Administration (M.A.A.A.) program gives you a solid toolkit for advancement in the arts. It combines current theory, academic research and applied practice to develop effective leaders who can work with skill, creative initiative and integrity in nonprofit arts environments.

Supportive: Receive one-on-one support from a dedicated faculty mentor throughout the program. Professional: Guided by your mentor, create a professional development plan focused on leveraging what you've learned to expand and enrich your career advancement opportunities upon graduation. Career-Focused: Receive job placement assistance from the program director and faculty and explore job opportunities through networking. Practical: Complete a culminating capstone project with support from faculty mentors and capstone committee members. Current: Learn from faculty who currently work in arts administration with specialized expertise in marketing, law, grant-writing, advocacy, and leadership. Convenient: Have the option to complete your two required fieldwork courses at your current nonprofit employer or volunteer organization. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
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January 2020
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MBA

Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program empowers students to lead with conviction in their current and future roles. Learn in a rigor ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program empowers students to lead with conviction in their current and future roles. Learn a rigorous curriculum supported by dedicated faculty committed to your success. In this AACSB-accredited program, you will develop the capabilities and the confidence to solve today's toughest business challenges.

Academically Rigorous - Study core classes that build your expertise and skills while also including a focus on globalization, analytics, technology, and communication. Customizable - Customize your learning to your career goals by choosing a concentration in Marketing, Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation or Strategic Leadership or choose electives from both to create your own custom concentration. High Quality - Learn from faculty who care about your success. Most of your classes will be taught by the same full-time faculty who teach our on-campus program. Accredited - This program is among the only 5% of MBA programs worldwide to receive AACSB accreditation. Learn in a curriculum held to a higher standard that assures quality, promotes excellence and fosters continuous improvement. Supportive - Receive advising, career guidance and degree progression support throughout the program from the director of student services. Convenient - Complete any prerequisite courses prior to beginning your degree through separate modules in a convenient online platform. Careers ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
January 2020
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Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a concentration in Marketing explores topics including global competitiveness, e-commerc ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offers a concentration in Marketing. This program develops knowledge of global competitiveness, e-commerce, business plan writing, buyer behavior, marketing research, and other marketing topics. Many graduates go on to work for organizations such as advertising agencies and corporate marketing departments.

Experience a rigorous curriculum supported by dedicated faculty committed to your success. In this AACSB-accredited program, you will develop the capabilities and the confidence to solve today's toughest business challenges.

Academically Rigorous - Study core classes that build your expertise and skills while also including a focus on globalization, analytics, technology, and communication. High Quality - Learn from faculty who care about your success. Most of your classes will be taught by the same full-time faculty who teach our on-campus program. Accredited - This program is among the only 5% of MBA programs worldwide to receive AACSB accreditation. Learn in a curriculum held to a higher standard that assures quality, promotes excellence and fosters continuous improvement. Supportive - Receive advising, career guidance and degree progression support throughout the program from the director of student services. Convenient - Complete any prerequisite courses prior to beginning your degree through separate modules of a convenient online platform. Careers ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
January 2020
English
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Online
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Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a concentration in Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation will teach you new revenue- ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offers a concentration in Sports Marketing & Revenue Generation Concentration. This program gives you the tools to develop new revenue-generating, evidence-based strategies to grow all levels of sports’ programs — nonprofit, intercollegiate and professional.

You develop key skills in:

Branding and merchandising Donor development and philanthropy Event design Data analytics Digital media Web streaming Careers

There is a need for strong organizational leaders in the sports industry who can drive growth within an ever-changing organization. Knowing how to pivot according to industry challenges, like decreased public funding, and opportunities, such as eSports, web-streaming and digital media — are tantamount to success.... [-]

USA Rock Hill
January 2020
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Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a concentration in Strategic Leadership teaches the skills students need to become execu ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a concentration in Strategic Leadership teaches the skills students need to become executive-level managers through coursework in leadership, global competitiveness, and human resources management. Learn a rigorous curriculum supported by dedicated faculty committed to your success. In this AACSB-accredited program, you will develop the capabilities and the confidence to solve today's toughest business challenges as a strategic leader.

Academically Rigorous - Study core classes that build your expertise and skills while also including a focus on globalization, analytics, technology, and communication. High Quality - Learn from faculty who care about your success. Most of your classes will be taught by the same full-time faculty who teach our on-campus program. Accredited - This program is among the only 5% of MBA programs worldwide to receive AACSB accreditation. Learn in a curriculum held to a higher standard that assures quality, promotes excellence and fosters continuous improvement. Supportive - Receive advising, career guidance and degree progression support throughout the program from the director of Student Services. Convenient - Complete any prerequisite courses prior to beginning your degree through separate modules in a convenient online platform. Careers ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
January 2020
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Part-time
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Master

Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention program prepares licensed teachers to build, lead and participate in intervention programs that build self-c ... [+]

Transform the lives of your students by putting them on the right path for success. Winthrop University's online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education Intervention program prepares licensed teachers to build, lead and participate in intervention programs to support students who would otherwise be enrolled in Special Education programs. You will learn to provide nearly seamless support, from classroom instruction to intervention, that builds self-confidence and enhances the learning of your students.

Practical - Practice what you learn in your current classroom environment by implementing intervention projects as part of your coursework. Specialized - Study a focused curriculum that equips you with the skills to coordinate and deliver evidence-supported interventions in the areas of behavior, literacy, and numeracy that can prevent the need for Special Education. Focused - All of your research from your selected focus area will build a portfolio of information that you can apply to your degree-culminating capstone paper. Expert - Learn from board-certified behavioral analysts, interventionists, psychologists and national advisory board members for Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) programs. ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
January 2020
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Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work Traditional program prepares students without a social work background to become competent, specialized social workers. ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) traditional program is a 60-credit hour degree program for students who possess a bachelor's degree but may not have previous training in social work. The degree offers an empowerment-focused curriculum that prepares you to improve lives and communities as a competent, specialized social worker. You will learn to gauge the influences of power and use culturally relevant assessment, intervention, and evaluation methods to promote change across systems and levels of practice.

Complete the 60-credit hour Traditional program in three years. Accredited by the CSWE and grounded in the NASW Code of Ethics. Graduates are eligible to apply for state social work licensure at the master's level - state licensure requirements vary. Receive ongoing support from a dedicated faculty advisor. Study a unique curriculum with a specialized focus on empowerment practice. Receive dedicated assistance finding field work for your internships from a field placement specialist. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
September 2020
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3 years
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Winthrop University Online

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work Advanced Standing program prepares students who have earned an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredit ... [+]

Winthrop University's online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Advanced Standing program offers an empowerment-focused curriculum that prepares students who hold an undergraduate degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program to improve lives and communities as a competent, specialized social worker. You will learn to gauge the influences of power and use culturally relevant assessment, intervention, and evaluation methods to promote change across systems and levels of practice.

Complete the 39-credit hour Advanced Standing program in less than two years. Accredited by the CSWE and grounded in the NASW Code of Ethics. Graduates are eligible to apply for state social work licensure at the master's level - state licensure requirements vary. Receive ongoing support from a dedicated faculty advisor. Study a unique curriculum with a specialized focus on empowerment practice. Receive dedicated assistance finding field work for your internships from a field placement specialist. Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA Rock Hill
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Online
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