Master of Social Work degree
Have a greater impact by earning your MSW at NWU.


Nebraska Wesleyan University launches its new, 66-credit-hour Master of Social Work program in Lincoln for fall 2021. This program includes a 32-credit "generalist year" and a 34-credit "specialized year." MSW students complete 400 hours of practicum experience in the first year and another 500 hours in the second year.

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

Applications are now open for enrollment fall 2021.

Choose the Nebraska Wesleyan difference.

Nebraska’s only exclusively evening MSW program fits the schedules of working adults. Take classes just one evening per week in eight-week sessions.

Our unique trauma-conscious approach equips you to help your clients at the micro, mezzo and macro levels to integrate the impacts of past or ongoing trauma within their lives.

Greater versatility means greater value.

This program is geared for both the clinician and the practitioner. NWU adapts to support students pursuing clinical licensure or practitioner certification. No matter what path you choose, you can count on NWU professors to support you in achieving your goal.

Employers often prefer the Master of Social Work degree over other behavioral health degrees. 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.

Combine in-person and remote coursework. Social workers in the Lincoln area no longer have to drive to Omaha to benefit from in-person classes. Get the personal attention that defines the Nebraska Wesleyan experience and the flexibility of remote coursework.

NWU is seeking accreditation with the Council on Social Work accreditation and is currently in pre-candidacy status with CSWE.

Help the individual—and change the world.

The trauma-conscious focus of our MSW degree program positions you to serve the individual—and change the larger system.