12 months
29506 USD/year
29506 USD/year
15318 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in English at Winthrop University with thesis requires the completion of at least 33 hours of approved graduate-level courses including 3 semester hours of thesis and 3 hours of ENGL 694: Graduate Studio in English.


At least half the work presented for the degree must be 600-level courses. Students wishing to elect this option must apply for the approval of the English Graduate Committee after they have completed nine hours in the program; they may not register for ENGL 695 until that approval is granted.

Immediately upon entering the graduate program, the student should develop, with the assigned advisor, an individual course of study that meets the requirements for the degree and the student’s objectives. To be eligible for graduation, a student must fulfill all course requirements, perform satisfactorily on a final comprehensive examination, and successfully defend the Master's Thesis.

Mission Statement

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 be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to English Studies 
  • Theory Course
  • British Literature prior to 1784
  • British Literature after 1784

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals.
  • Submit a writing sample consisting of an original critical paper on a literary or rhetorical/composition subject of at least ten double-spaced typed pages. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14753 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    29506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14753 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7659 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Rock Hill

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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