Online Student Experience

What’s it like to be an online student at Widener University? In many ways, it’s much like being a student on campus. You will read course materials, ask questions, and manage your time to complete assignments. Widener University is committed to your continued education and career advancement. We engage students in a unique, experiential curriculum. Hands-on learning, service, and career preparation are at the core of every academic program. Our online programs give you the knowledge and skills to ensure that your voice and influence are seen, heard, and known in your organization and community.

Your Support

Taking your program online doesn't mean you'll be alone. At Widener, from the moment you request information, you will be connected with a program manager who will be there to answer any questions you may have about earning a degree and to receive support during the application process. Once you have completed your first week of class, your program manager will introduce you to your personal student services coordinator (SSC). You will also have access to a 24/7 help desk for technical issues, financial aid advisors, and a career services department. If you are able, you are welcome to take advantage of campus events, as well.

Your New Student Orientation

You don't have to come with previous online experience to be successful in Widener's program—we've got you covered. About four weeks before your first day of class, you will receive access to your New Student Orientation. This is a practice class that allows you to get comfortable navigating our online system, learn how assignments are completed and submitted and get a feel for what your classes will look like.

Your Online Learning Experience

Widener is committed to ensuring you get the most out of your online learning experience. We use Canvas as our online course platform, as it's easy to use and delivers a seamless learning experience. You can log in through desktop, mobile, or an app, and always stay connected.

Your Faculty

Widener University prepares you to lead in your field with an advanced curriculum taught by nationally recognized industry experts. Our faculty of exceptional scholars, analysts, and business professionals puts students first and focuses on providing the knowledge, skills, cross-functional perspective, and local partnerships needed to succeed in today's business environment. Click through the program you are interested in to learn more about its faculty.

MSW Faculty

Your Community

As an online student, you are a member of the Widener community. Connecting with your classmates through discussion boards, group projects, and campus events can not only deepen your educational experience, it can help you build a professional network that you can call on for years to come.

Your Resources


Online courses can be accessed anytime, so you can work at the most convenient time for you and at your own pace. You'll have access to 24/7/365 technical support and a host of other IT services. Plus, all Widener students are eligible for a free download of Office 2016 ProPlus to assist with studies.


Widener University's Office of Disabilities Services provides services to students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and psychological disabilities. The office accepts accommodation and academic coaching requests for both on-campus and online students who feel accommodation is necessary for equal access to academic success. For more information, please visit our Disability Services page.

Your Success

Widener University online students are diverse. We have students from all over the world, all at different points in their lives. Take a look at student testimonials for the online program you are interested in to learn more about what students like you have to say:

MSW Student Testimonials

To learn more about the Widener University online experience, call us at 1-844-386-7321 or request more information.