12 months
29506 USD/year
29506 USD/year
15318 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in History at Winthrop University with thesis requires the completion of at least 33 hours of approved graduate-level courses including a thesis. At least half the work presented for the degree must be 600-level courses.


If a student has not taken HIST 300 or an equivalent historiography and methodology course, he/she must do so as soon after admission as practicable. The student will not receive graduate-level credit for this course.  In exceptional circumstances, the student may, with permission of the MA advisor and the department chairperson, demonstrate adequate research and writing skills by submitting satisfactory proof of those skills in lieu of taking HIST 300. In such case, the student must submit to the MA advisor a research paper and receive the advisor's approval that the paper demonstrates adequate research and writing skills.

Immediately upon entering the graduate program in History, the student should develop with the assigned advisor an individual course of study which meets the requirements for the degree and the student's objectives.

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: 

  • The History of Social Movements in America 
  • African-American History 
  • The United States as a World Power since 1898 
  • The United States since 1939 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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;
  • Evidence of a satisfactory score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination.

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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