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Find answers to frequently asked questions about the MBA program at Widener.

How can I apply?

For the on-campus program, visit Graduate Admissions. For the online program, visit our Online Programs Office. There are no application fees.

When are the application deadlines?

We have rolling admissions for both the on-campus and online program, so there is not a set date. Your application must be completed in time to be processed for your desired start semester. You may enter the program in any semester. 

What are the admission requirements?

Admission to the program may be granted following an evaluation of the application file. Factors affecting the decision include, but are not limited to, previous academic performance, test scores, recommendations, and work history.

The minimum undergraduate GPA required for admission is 2.7. The minimum GMAT score required for admission is 450. GRE scores are accepted and converted to equivalent GMAT scores. A composite score is calculated for students whose GPA is less than 2.7 or GMAT score is less than 450. The formula for calculating the composite score is 200*GPA + GMAT ≥ 990.

The GMAT may be waived for

  • Applicants with five years of relevant work experience after graduation from a bachelor’s program; proof of experience must be submitted
  • Applicants who hold a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Applicants who graduated from an accredited U.S. institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

What are the admission requirements for international students?

In addition to the above requirements, a minimum IBT TOEFL score of 80 must be documented. There are also other requirements; please go to the International Graduate Admissions page for more information.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Graduate Tuition & Fees. (Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.)

Is there financial aid available for part-time students?

YES! You may contact Diane M. Pelli, Associate Director, Student Financial Services, Graduate Programs by phone at 610-499-4161 or by e-mail at

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program is flexible. You can finish in one calendar year of full-time study if foundation courses are waived. (Foundations are usually waived for students with an undergraduate degree in business). It may take two years or more of part-time study. See the Requirements page.