On the inside track, you're never alone. From day one, our faculty and staff will serve as your academic advocates. Feel their support as you embark on a career-shaping degree.

Extend. Beyond.

It's never too late to develop new skills, gain academic knowledge, or advance in your career. But taking that first step toward a degree can sometimes be challenging. 

That's why the Center for Extended Learning  at Widener University supports students in all aspects of the process. We'll help you choose a program that puts you on the path toward achieving your personal career goals–quickly and affordably. 

Thanks to flexible courses—including on-campus, online, and hybrid formats—you’ll find time to invest in your education (and everything else in your life). And you’ll learn from faculty who invest in your success—providing individualized mentorship, continual feedback, and career guidance that will benefit you long after graduation. 

You’ll go further than you ever imagined. 

Kim C. O'Halloran
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies & Extended Learning

Explore Center for Extended Learning Programs

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Undergraduate Majors

Our associate's and bachelor's degrees allow nontraditional students to accomplish their career goals at their own pace.

Graduate Student at Work

Graduate Programs

Our flexible master's programs are designed for working professionals ready to build upon their knowledge or advance in their career.

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Lifelong Learning

Our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is an educational program designed for mature adults with an interest in intellectual development, cultural stimulation, and social interaction.

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Career Fast Track

To be successful in today's competitive job market, you need an insider advantage. At Widener, you'll have a personal academic advisor who will keep you on track with your coursework. And our programs are career focused - meaning you'll emerge with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will take your career to the next level.

Our Network. Your Opportunity.

Our faculty are industry insiders who understand what it takes to advance in your field and can help you build a network of connections to reach your personal and professional goals.

Industry Connections

  • Boeing
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • City of Philadelphia
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Crozer-Keystone Health System
  • Monroe Energy
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA)
  • Temple University Health System
  • Wawa, Inc.

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Meeting Your Professional Development Needs

There are always reasons to continue to develop professionally - to tackle a new project at work, earn a promotion or receive certification in a specialized skill, stay current with industry trends and practices, or just keep your skills sharp.

Professional Development and Continuing Education

From individual noncredit professional development programs and continuing education courses to corporate-wide trainings, we can help you and your team advance to the next level.

Corporate Partnerships

Have you checked your employer's benefits lately? We partner with a number of organizations and corporations to offer discounted tuition and other incentives to their employees. Don't see your company? Ask them to contact us to build a relationship. 

Get in Touch

Contact us to learn how you can embark on your Widener journey.