Hollins University - Master's Degree

Hollins University is a private higher education institution from Roanoke, Virginia that offers bachelor's and master's degree programs to women undergraduates and coed graduate students in various concentrations of liberal arts. Hollins University is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  • Average Tuition USD 48,495
  • Acceptance Rate 56%
  • Students 770
  • International Students 7%
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 9:1

School Description

Hollins University was established in the year 1842 as Valley Union Seminary after a 6-year long quest by its founder, Charles Lewis Cocke, to provide higher education for women in the South at a time when women's education was considered nothing but a fruitless business. Through the years, it has evolved from a coeducational college to an exclusive college for women under several changes in the institution's name. In 1958, it started offering graduate programs for coed students until finally becoming Hollins University in the year 1998.

Today, Hollins University celebrates its 175th year in providing quality higher education. It campus in Roanoke sits on a 475-acre land that houses not only its educational facilities, but as well as a museum and ten residence halls where it accommodates almost 98% of freshmen students. Hollins University offers 27 undergraduate majors and 8 graduate programs in 12 areas of concentrations of liberal arts for nearly 1,000 students from 40 states and 20 countries.

Master Programs

  • 7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, United States

    Children's Literature & bookwriting

    USD 16,190 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • 7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, United States

    Dance

    USD 16,190 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

  • 7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, United States

    Liberal Studies

    USD 16,190 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • 7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, United States

    Playwriting

    USD 16,190 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • 7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, United States

    Screenwriting & Film Studies

    USD 16,190 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • 7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, United States

    Teaching

    USD 16,190 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum ACT 21
  • Average SAT Score 1080

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    Hollins University is among the 381 Best Colleges in The Princeton Review of 2017.

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          • 1987-1991, BA, Sociology

            Great environment!

            Hollins is an amazing place. I received a great education and made lifelong friends. I also was able to spend a semester abroad in Japan, which was an unforgettable experience that helped shape who I am as a person.