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Graduate Admission Requirements
Each graduate program has different admissions requirements and application process. Listed below are the general admissions requirements for the:
Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Learning if you need further assistance.
|Admissions Requirement||Criminal Justice||Public Administration||Certificates|
|2 Letters of Recommendation||Yes||*Yes||No|
The MPA Program requires that 1 letter of recommendation be from a former professor who can speak to your academic ability. If you cannot obtain a letter from a former professor, please send 3 letters of recommendation.
|Admissions Requirement||Business Administration||Business Process Innovation||Taxation and Financial Planning||
|2 Letters of Recommendation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived for five years of relevant work experience after graduation from a bachelors program, for those who have a 3.3 or higher GPA from their undergraduate institution, for those who hold a masters degree from an accredited U.S. institution, for the MSTFP program, holders of the following professional designations: CPA, CMA, CIA, CFA, CFP, CFM, and CISA. Also, for the MSTFP and MSBPI programs for those students who complete a related certificate.
|Admissions Requirements||MEd Programs||M.A. Allied Health||Certifications||EdD|
|Letters of Recommendation||2||2||2||3|
(by invitation only)
|Personal Statement of Purpose||No||No||No||Yes|
*Certificates in Educational leadership/Principalship and Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent require an interview.
If you are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship (GA) position within the Center for Education, please see the following instructions: GA for the Center of Education, GA for the Widener Reads Program.
|Admissions Requirement||All MSE Programs|
|2 Letters of Recommendation||Yes|
|GRE||Yes (The GRE is not required to apply to the part time program.)|
|Admissions Requirement||Hospitality and Tourism|
|2 Letters of Recommendation||Yes|
|GRE, GMAT, MAT||No|
International students must take either the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam to be considered for admission. They also can complete an English Language Institute certification program as an alternative to the test requirements. The minimum scores needed for consideration for acceptance into the graduate program in hospitality are:
- TOEFL 550 paper-based; 80 Internet-based
- IELTS 6.5
|Admissions Requirement||MEd Program||PhD Program||Certificate Program|
|Personal and Professional Goals Statement||Yes||No||Yes|
|Professional Goals and Interests||No||Yes||No|
|Academic or Scholarly Writing Sample||No||Yes||No|
|*3 Letters of Recommendation||Yes||Yes||No|
|Copy of Mental Health License||No||No||Yes|
|Copy of Liability Coverage||No||No||Yes|
Dual applicants to the Human Sexuality/Social Work and dual Human Sexuality/PsyD programs must submit their application using the appropriate CAS application. For HXED/MSW submit using this application: SocialWorkCAS for PSYD/HXED submit using this application: PsyCAS.
*The Center for Human Sexuality Studies require 2 academic recommendations and 1 professional recommendation.
|*2 Letters of Recommendation||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|PA RN License||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Current CPR Certificate||No||Yes||No||No|
|Evidence of Clin. Experience||No||Yes||No||No|
*The School of Nursing requires academic or professional recommendations from a masterly prepared reference.
|Admissions Requirement||Physical Therapy (DPT)|
|Complete Application||Yes (completed/submitted through PTCAS)|
|Application Fee||Yes, through PTCAS|
|Volunteer/work experience||Must be submitted through PTCAS|
|Letters of Recommendation||Must be submitted through PTCAS. Of the three references, one must be from a Physical Therapist and one must be from a professor, and one can be from any other source. Do not use family members or family friends as reference sources.|
|Transcripts||Must be submitted through PTCAS|
|GRE||Send directly to Widener via Educational Testing Services (ETS)|
|Admissions Requirement||Clinical Psychology|
|Complete Application||Yes (completed/submitted through PsyCAS)|
|Application Fee||This is a Widener University supplemental fee and is in addition to the PsyCAS fee. To pay this fee, please click here.|
|Essays||Yes(submitted through PsyCAS)|
|Letters of Recommendation||Must be submitted through PsyCAS|
|Transcripts||Must be submitted through PsyCAS|
|GRE||Send directly to Widener via Educational Testing Services (ETS) Code = 7826|
|Complete Application||Yes (completed/submitted through SocialWorkCAS)|
|Resume||Yes(submitted through SocialWorkCAS)|
|Personal Statement||Yes(submitted through SocialWorkCAS)|
|Letters of Recommendation||Must be submitted through SocialWorkCAS|
|Transcripts||Must be submitted through SocialWorkCAS.
For additional information about submitting transcripts, please click here.
|Admissions Requirement||Doctorate in Social Work
|Scholarly Writing Sample||Yes|
|Letters of Recommendation||*Yes (3)|
|GRE or MAT||**Yes|
An interview may be required for MSW and PhD applicants.
*Two of the three recommendations should be from academic references and the other one from a professional reference.
**The MAT/GRE requirement may be waived for a Masters program GPA of 3.8 or better earned within the past five years.