Program Details

This department provides dedicated and gifted faculty in small classes and a noteworthy level of personal attention.
Rock Hill, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:
Graduate study in the Department of English presents an opportunity for you to work with a dedicated and gifted faculty in small classes and to receive a noteworthy level of personal attention. It's not unusual for our graduate students to present papers at regional and national scholarly meetings, even international ones, or to submit manuscripts and creative work for publication. The close faculty-student mentoring relationships that our small class sizes allow enables our graduate students to develop their critical, creative, and professional skills to an extent many larger programs cannot match. Each member of the graduate faculty holds a Ph.D. and is an active scholar in his or her field; the Department also includes widely-published novelists and poets. In recent years we have hosted a number of important conferences, and several scholarly journals have been founded or published here. At the same time, Winthrop is primarily a teaching institution, and the Department of English is committed to teaching excellence. We note that five of our members have won prestigious teaching awards and that teaching is at the center of every faculty member's work.

Additional Program Information

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Financial Aid:
Admission to the program for the Master of Arts degree in English usually requires the successful completion of 24 semester hours of approved courses in English, such as a major figures course, a period course, and a course in advanced composition or its equivalent at the undergraduate or graduate level, in addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study at Winthrop. Applicants are expected to have a GPA of 3.0 or better in all English courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.8 on a four-point scale. (refer to the Winthrop University Graduate School website for further admission requirement information)