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A New (and Younger) Generation of Student Leaders

Impacted by lost high school experiences and the ongoing uncertainties of life in a pandemic, a group of first- and second-year Widener students have stepped up, and stepped in, to campus leadership roles.

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Making Waves: Robotics Project Delivers Real-World Applications

A senior research project led by members of Widener's first robotics engineering class partnered with the U.S. Navy to develop an autonomous underwater vehicle.

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Child Development Center's Innovative Student-Learning Approach Bolsters Child Care

A $175,000 grant awarded to Widener’s Child Development Center underscores its efforts to provide high-demand child care while placing undergraduate and graduate students in a real-life learning laboratory to gain valuable hands-on field experience.

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As an undergraduate major, you’ll supercharge your résumé with career-building skills and experiences as early as freshmen year while receiving close support every step of the way.  

All majors can pursue an accelerated (4+1) master’s degree—saving time and money while elevating expertise and employability. 

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Widener offers master’s, doctoral, certificate, and certification programs across many diverse fields and industries.

Whether you’re ready to start, change, or elevate your career, you’ll graduate with skills needed to be a leader in your discipline and build a network of powerful connections.

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Explore associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and certificates designed for working adults. Most programs are offered 100% online and accept up to 90 transfer credits.

Whether you'd like to up your skills, pivot your career, finish your degree, or even start anew, you can count on Widener to support you throughout your academic journey and beyond.

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Widener offers a selection of flexible programs delivered 100% online allowing you to earn a degree from virtually anywhere.

Degrees range from associate’s, bachelor’s, and certificate programs designed for working adults to nationally recognized master’s programs and beyond.

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Find Your Program

Our programs unlock and accelerate careers by combining personalized education plans, career-ready experiences, and close faculty mentorship. Your path to a rewarding future starts here.

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Dr. Stacey M. Robertson Appointed Widener's 11th President

Widener's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey M. Robertson PhD as the 11th president of the university. Dr. Robertson will assume the presidency on July 1. 

Proven Results

A Widener education is a smart investment that delivers a lifetime of value.

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95% of Grads Achieve Career Goals

Within 6 months of graduation, 95% of Class of 2021 was employed, in grad school, or in military/other service, according to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).

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$104,000

Median mid-career salary for Widener alumni with a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 22% nationwide

$60,320 Median Salary

for the Class of 2021 per the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)

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Top School in the Mid-Atlantic

Widener ranked among the Best Mid-Atlantic Colleges & Universities.

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Top Tier University

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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A- Grade for Value

Named a top value college in Greater Philadelphia by Niche.com. 

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Renowned in the Region

Our School of Nursing was ranked 16th in the Mid-Atlantic region and 8th in Pennsylvania among private colleges.

96%

of our graduates are practicing RNs within 1 year of graduation.

Best Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Best Master of Science in Nursing

Recognized as the best hybrid MSN program based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

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A Top MBA in PA

Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.

Best MBA in Information Technology 2021

Best MBA in Information Technology

Recognized for best hybrid program based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

Best Masters in Taxation 2021

Best for Financial Planning

Our master's degree in taxation & financial planning was rated best for financial planning based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

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National Leader in Health Care

Ranked as one of the nation's premier online MBA programs in health care administration.

100%

Students employed within 90 days of graduation

Top 5

Ranked as a top school for health care management in Pennsylvania.

Best PhD in Psychology, Intelligent 2021

Ranked #2 PsyD in Nation

Based on its flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation 

90%+

PsyD students graduate in 5 years

Best MBA in Healthcare Management 2021

Best PsyD/MBA Dual Degree

Based on reputation, cost, course offerings, and flexibility. 

Best Masters in Social Work 2021

Best Trauma-Focused Program

Our MSW was ranked one of the best master's in social work programs in 2022 based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

Top 10

Pennsylvania college for social work

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Best Online MSW Program

Our online MSW program was recognized for its affordable tuition, low student-to-teacher ratio, and high degree of flexibility.

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100%

employment rate for our physical therapy students

92%

graduation rate for our Class of 2021 physical therapy students

100%

Ultimate National Physical Therapy Exam pass rate

Affordable Online MSW Program 2020 (EDSmart)

Leader in Value

Ranked among the nation’s most affordable online MSW programs.

#6

Best online college in Pennsylvania

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Top 25 in Nation

Our online bachelor's degree in organizational development & leadership was recognized as one of the 25 best programs in training and development for 2021. 

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Unlock Your Full Potential at Widener

Small enough to stand out—large enough to blaze your own trail. Grab a coffee with expert faculty. Join a club or sports team. Intern in Philadelphia. Build your brightest future.

Inside Track to Success

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Taylor Kohnow

Class of 2022
Robotics Engineering

Cutting-Edge Co-Op

Taylor gained real-world experience early on through a dynamic 4-month co-op at a start-up robotics firm in Philadelphia.

Vibrant Network

She joined various campus groups such as the Robotics Club and Society for Women Engineerings—expanding her network and support systems.

Career Support

With the help of our engaged faculty mentors and Career Design and Development Office, Taylor is on track to make a lasting impact in the robotics field.

Career Plan

Robotics Product Developer

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Aidan Looby

Class of 2021
Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Campus Leader

Aidan expanded his network and leadership skills—becoming president of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Interfraternity Council while also guiding new students as a C.R.E.W. leader.

Green Research

Aidan worked alongside chemistry professor, Loyd Bastin, researching sustainable, environmentally-friendly green synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs. 

Spreading the Word

He combined his love of podcasts and scientific research to create his podcast Under the Scope which shares the great work of the Widener research community.

Next Step:

PhD in Organic Chemistry

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Monjama Korngor

Class of 2020
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Skills to Lead

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program boosted Monjama's leadership role as a clinician to take on health care improvement projects.

Full-Time Flexibility

The flexible program supported her to work full-time as a nurse practitioner which opened doors to explore interdisciplinary roles.

Award-Winning

She was awarded the Substance Use Disorders Evidence-Based Training Award—stating steadfast faculty support set her apart from the competition.

Career Plan

Nurse Practitioner Specializing in Substance Use Disorders

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Abhay Aradhya

Class of 2018
Bachelor's in Computer Science

Range of Research

While pursuing computer science, he researched issues within the fields of biology, environmental science, biochemistry, and engineering.

Crunching Data

He built a computer server to manage 25 years of climate data research and assisted immunotherapy cancer research which inspired him to pursue oncology as his medical specialty.

NIH Fellowship

Abhay earned a post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health to study among some of the nation's top scientists.  

Career Plan

Physician-Scientist

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