Graduate Programs

Nebraska Wesleyan University graduate students benefit from strong alumni connections, professional networks and professors who are invested in their success. Strong mentorship and real-world experiences are the hallmark of an NWU experience. Explore these graduate degrees:

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. For those who qualify, an MBA Scholarship is available.

Master of Education

The Master of Education in curriculum and instruction is a 36-credit-hour program focused on cultural proficiency and positive education. Learn how to transform your classroom into a space where academic achievement and personal wellbeing come together.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is a 40–credit–hour program that prepares you to be a leader in the field of nursing as a nurse educator, administrator and manager or entrepreneur.


The MSN/MBA joint degree is a 55-credit-hour program that equips you to respond to increasing responsibilities for business operations in the health care industry. This is the only joint nursing and business program in the region.

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. For those who qualify, an MBA Scholarship is available.

Master of Social Work

Nebraska Wesleyan launched a 66-credit hour Master of Social Work degree with classes set to start Fall 2021. Applications are now open. In future years, the program plans to offer an advanced standing option for students who already hold an accredited social work degree.

The Nebraska Wesleyan advantage

Nebraska Wesleyan’s graduate programs offer:

  • Face-to-face classes in Lincoln and Omaha, along with hybrid and online classes
  • Evening classes for most programs; one-day-a-week classes for nursing
  • Eight-week sessions which start in January, March, June, August and October