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Widener University

About Widener University

A private, not-for-profit university in Chester, PA, Widener University is a nationally recognized university that offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The school operates under the mission of offering programs that create students who will lead, engage, inspire, and contribute. Widener also offers some of its programs through online learning. The online offerings help busy adult learners and professionals gain the specialized skills and on-the-job experience needed to grow their skills or advance their careers.

Online program options include Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Social Work (MSW), and Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) programs. The programs have no on-campus requirements but may require students to complete an internship or fieldwork at a location near them. Online classes are kept small, so students can receive individual attention from the faculty, and the courses emphasize current industry trends and skills. Courses are taught by industry experts who help students gain the perspective needed to succeed in the field.

Online students are able to receive support from dedicated program managers and personal student services coordinators. They also have access to 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.

Student Testimonials

''This degree gave me the tools to integrate clinical and financial expertise to effectively manage programs at a large managed care organization.''

- Debbie Sweeney, 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

Widener University Offers

  • Flexible Learning - Asynchronous online programs allow students to complete their coursework on their own schedule, around current career and family commitments.
  • High-Quality Programs - Widener's online programs are taught by industry experts and cover emerging trends and industry skills to prepare students to advance their careers.
  • Online Interactions - Online students can interact with classmates from across the country and communicate with their professors through discussion boards, online chats, videos and email.
  • Accredited School and Programs - Widener University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the online MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Council on Social Work Education has accredited the online MSW, and the online RN to BSN program has earned accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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.

Find Your Program:

  1. Business Administration and Management

    • Dual Master of Jurisprudence in Corporate and Business Law / Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation
  2. Healthcare Management

    • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
  3. Nursing

    • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  4. Social Work

    • Hybrid Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Education, Human Sexuality Studies
    • Master of Social Work
    • Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing

Widener University Online Locations

Widener University offers a wide range of programs that can be taken online. The advantages to online learning are that you can work at your own pace and learn from anywhere. For more information about specific programs, please click here.