Social Work

Widener University

Master On Campus
24 months
860 USD/credit
860 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Our single concentration in clinical social work provides students with the full range of skills needed for direct clinical practice in human service organizations. We offer a master degree in Social Work at the Widener University. 


Our master's in Social Work program (MSW) at the Widener University follows a trauma-informed, clinical model that promotes a social justice lens. You'll apply theory and practical knowledge learned in the classroom in two field placement settings designed to master the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) core competencies. Under direct supervision, you will prepare for advanced practice in social work in a variety of settings.

Widener trains you to intervene effectively using a trauma-informed lens with clients and to advocate for universal human rights. Upon graduation, you will be able to demonstrate care and compassion for clients from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds and hold an unwavering belief in client strengths and client empowerment.

MSW Field Education

  • In your field placement settings, you'll have the opportunity to apply classroom learning with agency-based social work practice opportunities. 
  • This learning takes place under the direction and supervision of a trained field instructor who is employed by the agency and skilled in working with students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Behavior & the Social Context 
  • Generalist Social Work Practice
  • Methods of Social Work Research
  • Social & Economic Justice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




41 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Application fee of $35
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Advanced standing requires at least one field practicum supervisor or field practicum director and at least one other academic source (e.g., professor, advisor)
  • All undergraduate transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    860 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 860 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    860 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 860 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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