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International Students

Each graduate program has different admissions requirements and application process. Listed below are the general admission requirements for the School of Business Administration, School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies, School of Engineering, Center of Human Sexuality Studies, School of Hospitality Management, and the Center for Social Work Education.  If you are interested in applying to the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology or the Institute for Physical Therapy Education, please contact the programs directly in order to inquire about the application process.

Graduate Programs offered through the School of Arts and Sciences are available on a part-time basis only and cannot support the full-time requirement of a Student Visa.


Please contact the Office of International Admissions if you need further assistance.  

E-mail:   international.admissions@mail.widener.edu 

Phone:  (610) 499-4126

English Language Proficiency

All of our Graduate Programs require students to submit proof of English Language Proficiency before being fully accepted.  Students who are academically prepared to pursue a university program but are unable to meet the minimum English proficiency requirement may apply to the Widener University International Study Center (ISC).

Accepted Test or Measure: Required Score:
TOEFL 95 IBT with no individual score below a 23, or 587 PBT
IELTS 6.5 minimum band score

 

 

School of Business Administration

Requirement: All Graduate Business Programs:
*Complete Application Yes
*Resume Yes
*Personal Statement Yes
*Course by Course Credential Evaluation from a NACES certified organization (Widener recommends using WES) for all course work completed outside of the U.S. Yes
*2 Letters of Recommendation Yes
Official GMAT or GRE Scores (Students who already have a Master's Degree are not required to submit test scores) Yes
Proof of English Proficiency Yes

 

*Students applying through the International Study Center should submit these items to the Center

 

School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies

Requirements: MEd Programs: EdD Programs:
Complete Application Yes Yes
Resume Yes Yes
Personal Statement Yes Yes
Course by Course Credential Evaluation from a NACES certified organization (Widener recommends using WES) for all course work completed outside of the U.S. Yes Yes
2 Letters of Recommendation Yes Yes
Proof of English Language Proficiency Yes Yes
GRE or MAT Yes Yes
Writing Sample (Contact the Writing Center to schedule and appointment). Yes Yes
Interview No Yes (Higher Education Leadership and Reading Programs only)

 

School of Engineering

Requirement: All MEng Programs:
*Complete Application Yes
*Personal Statement Yes
*Course by Course Credential Evaluation (WES only) for all course work completed outside of the U.S. Yes
*2 Letters of Recommendation Yes
Proof of English Language Proficiency Yes
GRE Yes

 * Students applying through the International Study Center should submit these items to Center


Center of Human Sexuality Studies

Requirement: MEd/PhD Program:
Complete Application Yes
Resume Yes
Personal Statement Yes
Autobiographical Statement Yes
3 Letters of Recommendation Yes
Course by Course Credential Evaluation completed by a NACES certified organization (Widener recommends using WES) for all course work completed outside of the U.S. Yes
MAT or GRE Yes
Proof of English Language Proficiency Yes
Interview Yes

School of Hospitality Management

Requirement: MHT Graduate Program:
Complete Application Yes
Resume Yes
Personal Statement Yes
Course by Course Credential Evaluation from a NACES certified organization (Widener recommends using WES) for all course work completed outside of the U.S. Yes
2 Letters of Recommendation Yes
Proof of English Language Proficiency Yes

Center for Social Work Education

Requirement: MSW Program:
Complete Application Yes
Resume Yes
Personal Statement Yes
Course by Course Credential Evaluation from a NACES certified organization (Widener recommends using WES) for all course work completed outside of the U.S. Yes
2 Letters of Recommendation Yes
Proof of English Language Proficiency Yes
Interview Yes