Graduate Programs Overview

Widener University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Chester, Pennsylvania. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $25,416 in average for all students.

It offers ninety-four graduate programs: 62 Master's, 23 Doctorate, 7 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 621 students have been conferred Master's degree and 381 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWidener University
Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
AddressOne University Place, Chester, PA
Graduate School Students3,238 students
3,064 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$25,416
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 94 Graduate Programs
62 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 9 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Widener University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $25,416 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $959.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$959
Books & Supplies$1,332
Room & Board$14,808 (On-Campus) / $8,280 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,782 (On-Campus) / $2,430 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$43,338
Off-Campus Total$37,458
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$22,600$22,600$24,130$24,810$25,416

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Widener University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 94 major areas - 61 Master's (2 online programs), 19 Doctorate , 6 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 6,150 students enrolled in Widener University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,238 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 897 male and 2,341 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,754 full-time and 1,484 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3,064 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 159 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students897
Women Students2,341
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,754
Part-time Students1,484
By race/ethnicity 1,881 White, 540 Black, and 111 Asian students are attending at Widener University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races78
17 students are younger than 22 and 609 students are older than 65. The school has 1,752 students aged between 22 and 30 and 860 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under17
40 & Over609
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Widener University, 3,064 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 159 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,238
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,064
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses159
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses15
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,064
Pennsylvania Resident1,702
Other State In U.S.1,346
Outside of U.S.16

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