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New Simulation Lab is a Pathway to the Future of Nursing Education

The new Anna Mosco and Marietta Borinski ’80 Simulation Laboratory boasts simulated and virtual reality technology enabling Widener nursing students to excel in clinical practice.

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Student Research Survey Grows from Chester Roots to International Partnerships

Faculty in the School of Business Administration found an opportunity with the Philadelphia Union to have students interacting directly with fans for hands-on research experience that has international potential.

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ASC 101 Sheds New Light on Personal Experiences

Widener's College of Arts and Sciences recently launched a new approach to general education courses in the ASC 101: Thinking Through series of classes required for all students.

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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.

Proven Results

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

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Career Success for Class of 2023

96% of the Class of 2023 was employed, in grad school, or in military/other service within 6 months of graduation, according to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).

$113,800 Median Mid-career Salary

for Widener alumni with a bachelor’s degree, which ranks in the top 22% nationwide

$67,600 Median Starting Salary

for Widener's undergraduate Class of 2023.

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National College of Distinction

Recognized for top-quality teaching, student engagement, and successful outcomes.

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Top Tier University

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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60,000+ Strong

Our Widener University and PMC network is one big family with more than 60,000 alumni around the globe. 

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A Culture of Equity & Inclusion

At Widener, our community is celebrated and encouraged to share their unique perspectives.

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PA College of Distinction

A leading university for faculty mentorship, a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.

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Known for Career Prep

We prepare students for success through internships, co-op, and other experiences.

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Top 30 in Nation

Our School of Nursing is proud to rank #28 out of more than 1,100 private institutions evaluated across the nation.  

Source: Nursing Schools Almanac


96% of Grads are RNs Within 1 Year

96% of nursing 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.

Intelligent Best MBA for Information Technology 2023

Best MBA in Information Technology

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

Intelligent Best Masters Taxation 2023

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% Employment Rate

100% of recent health care MBA graduates found employment within 90 days of graduation

Top Health Care Management Program in PA

Ranked top 5 in health care management programs in Pennsylvania.

Best PhD in Psychology, Intelligent 2021

Ranked #2 PsyD in Nation

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

90%+ Five-Year Graduation Rate

for PsyD students

Intelligent Best MBA in Healthcare Management 20223

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 School for Social Work in PA

Named a best college in Pennsylvania 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

97.8% Graduation Rate

for our Class of 2022 physical therapy students

100% Pass Rate

for the Ultimate National Physical Therapy Exam

Affordable Online MSW Program 2020 (EDSmart)

Leader in Value

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

Top Online College in PA

Ranked a top 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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Equal Opportunity, Harassment & Nondiscrimination at Widener

Widener University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Widener University will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of sex, gender, pregnancy status, age, race, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or genetic information, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies.

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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

Gabrielle Rainey, Widener criminal justice graduate

Gabrielle Rainey

Class of 2018 and 2022
Criminal Justice

Support that Sticks

During her undergraduate program, Gabrielle found an outstanding support system in Widener's faculty and staff. 

Welcoming Community

Gabrielle found a welcoming and loving community within the Widener Dance Company who supported her every step of the way. 

Lasting Connections

Gabrielle formed deep connections with professors and faculty that have followed her into her post-graduation endeavors.


Victims Advocate Services

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Niko Dinoulis

Class of 2019
Communication Studies

Hands-On Learning

Widener provided Niko with various opportunities that allowed him to feel prepared for his future.

Getting Involved

Niko found himself involved in a vibrant community. On campus, Niko played club Soccer. Off campus, Niko worked with local youth soccer programs.

Connections Everywhere

Through Widener's connection with the Philadelphia Union, Niko was able to build his career even before graduating. 


Coordinator of Communications and PR

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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 of Women Engineers—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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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.


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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