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:

  • Fully-online Master of Nursing programs
  • Eight-week sessions and evening classes in Lincoln or online for other graduate degree programs

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.

Online Master of Science in Nursing

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

Online 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 save time and tuition by concurrently earning your Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration in this joint degree program.

Online 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.

Post MSN Certificate

If you have your MSN degree, the Post Masters Certificate in Nursing provides additional training in nursing education or nursing leadership and management.

Project Management Certification

This four-course project management certificate program is perfect for working professionals who already have a bachelor’s degree—or for those who want to add relevant skills in less time.