24 months
29506 USD/year
29506 USD/year
15318 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Winthrop University Department of Social Work offers the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree which is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Graduates are prepared to enter professional positions requiring an MSW degree and for pursuing state licensure in social work.


The Social Work concentration is in empowerment practice. Empowerment practice assesses the influence of multiple and interlocking personal, structural, and societal systems of power on vulnerable and oppressed populations. 

It incorporates the use of advanced social work theories and methodologies for assessment and intervention across systems. Empowerment practice seeks to establish and maintain systems that are responsive, through culturally relevant strategies, in helping clients increase their power to improve their current situations and quality of life.

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.


The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree which is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Health/Mental Health: Policies & Services
  • Families & Children: Policies & Services 
  • Older Adults: Practice & Trends 
  • Substance Abuse Interventions 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a Winthrop University Graduate School application including the following:
  • Three professional recommendations
  • A current, professional resume that demonstrates paid and volunteer experience in the helping profession.
  • A professional narrative statement (3-5 pages)
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (Advanced Standing applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited college or university).
  • Submit official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. 
  • Have an overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Advanced Standing Program. For the Traditional Programs, a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred on the last 60 credit hours; or a 2.8 overall GPA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14753 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    29506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14753 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    15318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7659 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.


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