24 months
30100 USD/year
30100 USD/year
15626 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Liberal Arts at Winthrop University 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 structured format of traditional graduate programs. 


Liberal Arts at Winthrop University is designed for mature learners who seek intellectual stimulation within a broad framework of studies, mid-career adults who wish to expand and enhance their knowledge and skills, and recent university graduates who desire an innovative curriculum for building and deepening their reading, writing, and communication abilities. 

The MLA degree is based on "The Search for Order," a theme that explores rational, intuitive, and empirical ways of knowing and learning. This approach, central to graduate liberal education across the country, is evident through the program at Winthrop.

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 Search for Order: The Empirical Eye 
  • The Search for Order: The Rational Eye 
  • The Search for Order: The Intuitive Eye 
  • Capstone Colloquium 
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.
  • A 5-6 page double-spaced essay describing why the applicant wishes to enter the program. In the online admissions application details about the writing sample are provided, as well as a place to upload your essay.
  •  Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15050 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    30100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15050 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    15626 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7813 USD per semester during 24 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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