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Widener University's online Master of Social Work (MSW) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Through its trauma-focused curriculum, it will help you understand the impact trauma, a leading factor in mental health, substance abuse, and other social-emotional issues have on the quality of life. Widener's MSW program prepares you to improve both your life and the lives of others through clinical social work and social justice.  

At Widener, we develop social workers whose influences are seen, heard, and known throughout the field and community. You'll benefit from personal support in a nurturing and inspirational learning environment and graduate prepared to sit for the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) exam.

About Widener
At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Founded in 1821 in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener is nationally recognized for our commitment to civic engagement, service, and social responsibility. It is our goal to develop true leaders who inspire positive change throughout our community.

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An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. An undergrad GPA of at least 3.0. TOEFL score of 75 or higher (for international students only). A statement of purpose. Two recommendation forms and official transcripts from every institution attended. A criminal background check is required prior to being accepted into the program. Any criminal history may restrict where you can do your field work. Please indicate any history on your statement of purpose.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)