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Master of Social Work

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Master of Social Work program equips you to help clients integrate the impacts of past or ongoing trauma within their lives. This trauma-conscious approach prepares you to pursue clinical licensure or practitioner certification.

Our evening MSW program fits the schedules of working adults. Take classes just one evening per week in eight-week sessions. Combine in-person classes in Lincoln and online coursework for personal attention and flexibility.

An MSW expands the scope of practice for social workers beyond mental health practice to include policy practice and advocacy, program administration and development and community organizing. That’s why employers often prefer the Master of Social Work degree over other behavioral health degrees.

At NWU, you can choose one of two paths to your Master of Social Work degree. Both offer full and part-time options and classes begin in August. Apply early decision by October 15. Apply priority decision January 15. If you apply after January 15, you’ll be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full.


• You have a non-social work bachelor’s degree

• 66-credit-hour program


• You have a bachelor’s degree in social work

• 34-credit-hour program



NWU is seeking accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation and is currently in candidacy status with CSWE.


Your MSW at NWU

Does a trauma-conscious MSW make sense for you? Prof. Toni Jensen shows what it means.