Widener Online Undergraduate and Graduate Program Admission Requirements

Online MSW Program Admissions Requirements

Take the next step in preparing for licensure

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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