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NWU Expands Graduate Program Offerings With MSW Degree

Lisa Borchardt, professor of social work, answers student questions. In 2019, NWU will offer a Master's of Social Work (MSW) degree — the first to be offered by a private college in Nebraska and the only program of its kind in the Lincoln area.
Amy Clark, visiting associate professor of social work, has been named the director of NWU's new Master of Social Work program.
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Lisa Borchardt, professor of social work, answers student questions. In 2019, NWU will offer a Master's of Social Work (MSW) degree — the first to be offered by a private college in Nebraska and the only program of its kind in the Lincoln area.
Amy Clark, visiting associate professor of social work, has been named the director of NWU's new Master of Social Work program.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is again expanding its graduate degree offerings.

Beginning in fall 2019, NWU will offer a Master of Social Work degree.

“We have explored this opportunity for quite some time,” said Jeff Mohr, chair of the Department of Social Work. “It’s a graduate degree that our alumni have been asking for, and a degree that can help fill the greater need for more mental health practitioners.”

It will be just the second MSW degree offered in the state and the only one offered in Lincoln. Evening classes will be offered to accommodate working adults. The program will seek accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Those with a MSW degree are eligible to become licensed mental health practitioners in the state of Nebraska, said Mohr.

Amy Clark has been hired as the new director the MSW program. Clark most recently worked with the Dementia Care Ecosystem Research Project at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and has been a visiting associate professor of social work at NWU.

This is the fifth graduate degree to be offered by Nebraska Wesleyan. Last summer NWU launched a Master of Education (M.Ed) degree. The university also offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science in Nursing-Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) joint degree and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).