Widener Online Degree Programs: Admission Requirements

Online MSW Program Admissions Requirements

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To be eligible for admission to the online MSW program, you'll need the following:

Prior degreeBachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university. A CSWE accredited BSW within the last 6 years is required for those applying to the Advanced Standing option
Minimum undergraduate GPA3.0; for Advanced Standing applicants, you must also show a 3.3 min. GPA in your major courses.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)95 or higher*

Please note that there are no mandatory on-campus dates; however, an internship or other relevant field experience in your own area is required. Once you complete your file, you should receive a response within two weeks.

*For international students only

Hybrid Dual MSW/MEd Admission Requirements

If you're looking to apply for the hybrid Master of Social Work/Master of Education, Human Sexuality dual degree, you'll need a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

In addition to the below checklist, you will also be required to have a phone interview with the director of the program.

Application Checklist

To complete the application process, you'll need to prepare the following items:

  • Completed application form
  • Statement of purpose: a 4-6 page paper including your personal background, career objectives and personal evaluation
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation; for Advanced Standing applicants, one must be from a BSW field instructor or field director
  • Official college transcripts from each school you've attended

If you have any questions about the application process, a Program Manager is available at 1-844-386-7321.

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