How to Apply as a Graduate Student

Applying is the first step to advancing in your career—and we've made it easy! Whether you've made the decision to attend Widener or are still exploring admissions requirements, our team will help make the application process as seamless as possible.

Applying to grad school shouldn't be stressful.

That's why we made the application process as easy as possible so you can focus on what's most important—choosing a program that's a good fit for advancing your career.

If you are interested in applying for one of our master's, doctoral, or graduate certificate programs, you're in the right place!

We honor diversity and welcome students of all backgrounds and interests to join our vibrant community.

We look forward to learning more about you through your application.

Additional Info

Think you might be a nontraditional type of applicant? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Admissions Requirements for Graduate Students

Application procedures and requirements for admission vary by academic program. For a complete list of requirements, review the specific program page.

General Steps to Apply

  • Complete your online application

  • Submit your official transcripts

  • Submit any required exam scores

Official transcripts are an important part of the admissions evaluation process.

Send Via Email

Official electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Widener using the gel@widener.edu email address. Please note that scanned copies, unofficial student records, and versions emailed from a personal email address do not constitute as official and will not be accepted.

Send Via Mail

Official printed copies of your official transcript can be mailed to:
Widener University
Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Learning
Kapelski, Suite 120
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Please note that unsealed transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be counted towards your application.

Many of the graduate programs require the completion of a standardized graduate or professional education evaluation exam for admission. Review your program’s specific requirements to learn more about which exams and scores you may need.

Next: Apply

Meet the Admissions Staff

Our team is here to support you through every step of the application process. From answering questions and reviewing your application, to setting-up campus visits, we've got you covered.