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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||MEd Program||PhD Program||Advanced Training Program in Transgender Mental Health|
|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 requires two professional recommendations and one professional/volunteer recommendation
**Proof of pre-licensing acceptable.
|*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 preferably from professional nurses with graduate degrees.
|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 PTCAS code is 0091|
|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.