Program Overview

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.

If you would like to learn more about Widener University's online Master of Social Work degree program complete the form to request more information.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

    Requirements

    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.

    School Overview

    Why Choose Widener University?

    At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

    Founded in 1821 in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener is nationally recognized for our commitment to civic engagement, service, and social responsibility. The university has been included on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction every year since its inception in 2006.

    It is our goal to develop true leaders who inspire positive change throughout our community.

    When you graduate with an online degree from Widener, you are fully prepared with the professional experience, knowledge, and drive to advance your career and lead in your field.

    We offer the following online degrees in our flexible, innovative format:

    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

    No matter the program or profession, a Widener education emphas hands-on learning in small classes, meaningful service-learning projects, and relevant, on-the-job experience.

    Financial Aid at Widener University

    Financial aid, including federal loans and grants, is available for Widener University online students to help pay for education expenses. Employer tuition reimbursement arrangements can also be made for qualified students with employer documentation.

    You can apply for financial aid with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Widener University code is 003313.

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