Graduate Programs

Scholarships worth up to $5,000 available when you enroll

As a Nebraska Wesleyan University graduate student, you'll benefit from strong alumni connections, professional networks and professors who are invested in your success. Real-world experiences are the hallmark of an NWU education. Our graduate degree programs offer you:

  • Eight-week sessions with classes in Lincoln, Omaha and online
  • Once-a-week evening classes for most programs; one-day-a-week classes for nursing

Master of Athletic Training

Nebraska Wesleyan will launch a two-year, 56-58 credit-hour Master of Athletic Training program in May 2025. Incoming undergraduates in Fall 2022 may pursue a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a Master of Athletic Training through a special 3+2 program. The MAT program will build upon the university’s established excellence in athletic training. 

Master of Business Administration

NWU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 36-credit-hour program that prepares you to analyze problems and develop strategic solutions for your workplace. Local entrepreneurs and business leaders serve as mentors and help you apply new business knowledge and skills. 

Master of Education

The Master of Education in curriculum and instruction is a 36-credit-hour program focused on cultural proficiency and positive education. The MEd program is currently not accepting new applications.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is a 40–credit–hour program with classes 100% online. We prepare you to be a leader in the field of nursing as a nurse educator or as a nurse administrator, manager or entrepreneur.

MSN/MBA Joint Degree

This 55-credit-hour program equips you to respond to increasing responsibilities for business operations in the health care industry. You'll concurrently earn your Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration in this joint degree program.

MSN to MBA Bridge

If you have a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in management or leadership, you can earn an MBA much faster with Nebraska Wesleyan’s 24-credit-hour MSN to MBA Bridge.

Master of Social Work

This 66-credit-hour MSW program includes a 32-credit generalist year and a 34-credit specialized year.

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

Post Bachelor's Teacher Certification

If you have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in becoming a certified teacher, this NWU certification program is for you.