Office of the President

A Message from Dr. George W. Hynd

Welcome to Winthrop! As you explore our online programs, you will see that we offer you a variety of degree options and strong value for your educational investment. You will also discover the Winthrop Experience: character, quality, excellence and community. Our online programs have been designed to offer you the flexibility of online learning without compromising on these qualities that make a Winthrop education unique.

Every one of our online programs was developed to support Winthrop’s vision to be a national model for providing a supportive, high-quality and affordable educational experience that has a positive impact on students and the community. We are dedicated to providing an online educational experience that enhances access, meets emerging needs and interests and maintains the quality of the Winthrop experience for diverse student populations.

When you study online at Winthrop, you will receive a student-centered experience. In our online programs, this means better learning through limited class sizes, ongoing advising and faculty mentorship, significant interaction and collaboration with faculty and peers and responsive technical support.

At the same time, you will complete the same rigorous coursework that is a hallmark of our on-campus programs. Likewise, our online classes are taught by most of the same faculty who lead our on-campus programs. Many of our instructors continue to work professionally in their fields of instruction. All of them will teach you current, applicable knowledge that you can apply in your future and current professional roles.

At Winthrop, we also understand the specialized needs of online students and the approaches that will best support their success. That is why we provide all of our online faculty with ongoing training in online course design and instruction, technical support and other resources to ensure that you benefit from the best possible online education.

Our university has been supporting our students and community for more than 130 years. Through our expanding roster of online programs, Winthrop is excited to build upon this successful legacy and serve a broader student body across the nation and globe.

Thank you for visiting. I believe that you will find that Winthrop’s online programs have much to offer in helping you achieve your educational and professional goals.

Dr. George W. Hynd