Widener University

About Widener University

Widener University is a small, private university located in Chester, PA. The school was founded in 1821 and offers a variety of programs designed to help students gain the specialized skills and on-the-job experience needed to advance their careers and create change in their communities. The university also offers several of these programs in a flexible online format.

Students seeking an online program from Widener can choose between the Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. The online programs have small class sizes and emphasize hands-on learning; many classes also include service-learning projects or offer options for on-the-job experience. Courses are taught by industry experts who help students learn the skills and perspective needed to succeed in the field. Students are also able to virtually interact with their instructors and classmates from across the country through discussion boards, videos, online chats, and email.

'After extensive research of graduate programs, Widener University was my first choice. The University appears to be a good fit for aspiring business leaders to gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the health care management environment. The Master of Business Administration cost, accreditation and curriculum clinched my decisions.'

Jewanna Owens, MBA Graduate

'I wanted a program where I could complete one class at a time and I wanted the convenience of taking classes online. It has been a great experience. It has allowed me to help others in my community through therapy. I am happy with my choice to go to Widener.'

Mark Wilson, MSW Graduate

'My program manager was wonderful. Very informative and answered all my questions thoroughly and promptly. I could not be happier with my enrollment experience…So far I have had nothing but great experiences with Widener's faculty. Everyone has been over-the-top nice and always helpful when I had a question.'

Dezaray Martin, RN-BSN Student

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor's or higher for Masters. Applicants must have an Associates and higher for Bachelors.

Why Widener University?

Recognized School

Widener University has been on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction every year since 2006. Widener University has also earned programmatic accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for the online MBA, the Council on Social Work Education for the online MSW, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the online RN-BSN.

High-Quality Programs

Widener's online programs are designed to prepare students to become leaders and integrate emerging trends and industry skills.

Flexible Programs

The online programs are asynchronous, meaning there are no mandatory log-in times. This allows students to schedule their studies around their current responsibilities and commitments.

Online Support

Online students receive support from program managers and personal student services coordinators. Additional resources include a virtual New Student Orientation, giving students the opportunity to get comfortable with the online platform, 24/7 technical support, career services, and financial aid advisors.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants interested in Widener University's online MBA and MSW programs must hold a regionally accredited bachelor's degree. Candidates for the online RN-BSN program must have their active RN license.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Find Your Program:

  • Dual Master of Jurisprudence in Corporate and Business Law / Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation
  • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Hybrid Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Education, Human Sexuality Studies
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing