New Master of Social Work program gets to work

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New Master of Social Work program gets to work
New Master of Social Work program gets to work
New Master of Social Work program gets to work
New Master of Social Work program gets to work

After years of planning and development, Nebraska Wesleyan University launched its new Master of Social Work program in Lincoln this fall.

Master of Social Work virtual information session

On Wednesday, October 27 from 6-7 p.m., NWU will host an information session with Assistant Professor of Social Work and MSW Program Chair Toni Jensen, DSW.

Learn how the trauma-conscious approach in our master’s program prepares you to pursue clinical licensure or practitioner certification.

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It is Nebraska’s only MSW program to offer 100% of its courses in the evening—a benefit for social work professionals in and around Lincoln.

The program is built around a unique trauma-conscious approach that equips professionals to help clients integrate the impacts of past or ongoing trauma within their lives. 

“We feel strongly that our trauma-conscious focus will prepare students for a lasting career in creating change in the lives of others,” said Assistant Professor of Social Work Toni Jensen, who directs the new graduate program.

The 66-credit-hour, two-year program features a 32-credit “generalist year” and a 34-credit “specialized year.” The program’s first cohort began its generalist year this semester.

Students with an undergraduate degree in social work may qualify for advanced standing and begin with the specialized year’s curriculum, which will be available in fall 2022.

“We have been working towards this moment for the better part of 10 years,” said Jensen, “It was exciting to welcome our first cohort of students.”