Graduate Admissions

Advance Your Education With a Graduate Degree from Converse.

Our graduate students are innovative leaders, creative thinkers, and doers who are ready for the next step in their professional journey. If you’re ready to take the next step in advancing your education or to explore a new path, Converse – a nationally recognized and regionally accredited doctoral university – is the place to do it.

Converse’s School of Graduate Studies offers:

  • More than 35 masters programs
  • A unique doctoral program for working professionals with the dissertation built into the 3 ½ years of coursework
  • Five fully-online graduate programs
  • A low-residency MFA program that boasts a long history of award-winning writers
  • Five programs offered at our alternate location at the University Center of Greenville (UCG), including our EdD

We put your future first.

Converse is centered around opening doors for your success. Opportunities don’t just happen. We create them. From our professors who put you in the middle of it all – research, real-world experience, and personal guidance – we surround you with what you need to advance in your career. Our graduate and doctoral students thrive thanks to Converse’s deep scholarship, transformative mentorship, and experiential learning. We have an awesome belief in one another. Come visit us – virtually or in-person – and see for yourself.

Our admissions counselors are ready to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process, financial aid, and more. Call us at 864.596.9040 or email us at to get started on your graduate journey.

A Message from President Krista Newkirk to Prospective Students

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Graduate Visits

Whether you are pursuing your graduate degree on-campus, through a low-residency program, or online, we invite you to campus to experience Converse first-hand. While you’re here, you can meet faculty and learn more about your program. Campus visits can be scheduled by calling the Office of Admissions at 864.596.9040 or by emailing

You can also explore Converse from home by watching our campus visit video or taking a virtual tour.

Graduate Admission Office (MAT, MIM, MM, MEd, MLA, MMFT, EdD, EdS)

MFA in Creative Writing