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This program provides on-campus preparation for MBAs, Master's of Engineering, or Master's in Hospitality for international students whose English proficiency is too low to directly enter into a master's degree because they

  • do not have an official TOEFL or IELTS score or

  • need training for the GMAT or GRE

    Being accepted into Widener University's Pre-Master's Program, you can choose to progress to:

  • 4 Business master's degrees with 10 MBA concentrations

  • 6 Engineering master's degrees

  • 1 Hospitality master's degree

If you are not qualified to start a Bachelor's degree right away, join International Year One at an upper intermediate English level, improving your English and with the possibility to complete a free English language requirements test

Save time by being accepted to Widener University through International Year One and earn valuable credits for your degree at the same time as training your English language and study skills.

Afterwards, you can join Year 2 of an undergraduate major at Widener.

Save money and reduce your costs by using grants for international students who join International Year One.

You can choose between the different pathways of Business, Engineering and Science, Hospitality Management, and Social Sciences, depending on what you would like to choose as your major for your Bachelor studies.

Earn up to 24 bachelor’s degree credits and receive $10,000/year International Student Tuition Grant for up to 4 years or 8 semesters with satisfactory status!

At Widener University, international students with low English levels can enter into an undergraduate or graduate pathway through special programs directly.

If you are looking to start your Bachelor's in the US, you can provide a TOEFL test result as low as 45, a IELTS result as low as 4.5, or take a free English Test through the university. You will train your English during the International Year One program and the join the 2nd year of your chosen undergraduate.

If you would like to do a Master's program, you will be prepared for your GMAT or GRE test during the Pre-Master's program.

English for Academic Purposes offers 1 semester of English language instruction for international students who are at an intermediate level of English and helps them get started on their degree.

As the first semester of a 4-semester plan, this program provides 1 semester intensive training after which students join the 3-semester International Year One.

Students improve their 4 key language skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing for the purpose of degree level studies.

About Widener University - Pathway Program

Widener University offers the unique Pathway programs, International Year One, and a Pre-Master's program which allow students to bring their English up to speed in a university environment and meet language proficiency requirements to directly enter into the degree program of their dreams.

Widener campus is in a beautiful landscape and environment, located south of Philadelphia.

It never gets boring with a vibrant student community and a wide choice of activities.

Campus life at Widener University enables you to explore diverse interests and talents with 30% of first year students playing on athletic teams, and 41% of students being involved in student clubs, or campus leadership activities.

You can also pursue cultural activities like theater, music, or creative writing and many more.

Students at Widener enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, award-winning dining halls and an on-site art gallery and observatory.

Starting Fall 2015, the unique HEI Pre-Master’s pathway allows students with 3-year higher education credentials to enter into 6 Widener’s graduate programs.
After completing a 3-semester curriculum that combines intensive English training and up to 10 Widener’s undergraduate courses, students can directly enter into their Master.

Completing the International Year One Pathway, you can choose between the following undergraduate majors.

Choosing the Business pathway you can go on to a Bachelor's degree in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Informatics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management

    Choosing the Engineering and Science pathway you can go on to a Bachelor's degree in:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

    Choosing the Hospitality Management pathway you will earn an undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management.

    Choosing the Social Sciences pathway you can go on to a Bachelor's degree in:

  • Political Science
  • Anthropology
  • International Relations

    Completing the Pre Master's pathway, you get to go on to a choice of the following graduate program majors:

    4 different business Master's degrees

  • an MBA Program
  • a Master of Science in Taxation and Financial Planning
  • a Master of Science in Business Process Innovation
  • a Master of Science in Forensic Accounting and Analytics

    Within the MBA program you can choose between 10 different concentrations of

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Process Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP0
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource and Organizational Leadership
  • Taxation
  • Technology Management

    Within the Master's degrees in engineering you can choose between the 6 majors of:
  • MEng Biomedical Engineering
  • MEng Chemical Engineering
  • MEng Civil Engineering
  • MEng Electrical Engineering
  • MEng Engineering Management
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering

    Choosing the Hospitality management graduate degree you will earn a Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism.

  • Widener University is located only 20 minutes from Philadelphia, the US’s sixth largest city.

    Philadelphia offers a wide range of things to do and visit such as world-class art, culture, sports, entertainment, and history.

    The great and accessible regional public transport allows you fast trips to Center City, Philadelphia’s thriving commercial and business district.

    Widener students take advantage of the many opportunities, whether it is exploring the historic Old City, visiting a Phillies game, checking out the nation's oldest Zoo, or sampling international cuisine in one of Philadelphia’s quirky neighborhoods.

    You can also take in an exhibit at the world-famous Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, or one of the city’s many art, history and science museums.

    As an international student, you can profit from the wide range of sports and athletics Widener has to offer and join teams in the following activities:


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