Our Lady of the Lake University Announces Two New Online Degree Programs

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University to Offer Online Master’s Degrees in Nursing and Social Work

"We are pleased to offer two new master’s degree programs applicable to a variety of careers,” said Dr. Robert Bisking, Dean of the School of Professional Studies.

Our Lady of the Lake University announces the launch of two new online master’s degree programs; a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master’s in Social Work (MSW). Both programs address the needs of those individuals with hectic schedules who are looking to further their education, while offering skill sets and a degree in fields that are expected to see growth. Enrollment for both programs is now open for the fall semester.

Rooted in the latest research and focused on a multicultural approach to nursing, OLLU’s MSN program offers two specializations: Nursing Education, which is focused on preparing nurses for teaching roles, and Nurse Administration, which is concentrated heavily on developing leadership skills. These are practical, high-demand areas of study that allow students to focus on the specific areas of nursing that interest them and are designed to position our graduates for maximum success in the marketplace.

The exceptionally student-centric program will include face-to-face videoconferencing with professors and fellow students, creating a personal experience between the instructors and online students. Those who graduate with an MSN degree from OLLU are prepared for careers as nurse managers, educators, and online instructors, as well as for further certification.

OLLU’s MSW degree program, the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), is one of only three social work master’s degree programs in the United States to feature an emphasis on service to Hispanic children and families, the fastest-growing demographic community in the nation.

By focusing on social work across the life span, the online MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University prepares students for social service leadership and advanced direct practice in a variety of settings and for a variety of clients, from young children to elderly adults (already the single largest group of social service recipients, and growing fast). The versatility of the online Master of Social Work at OLLU is just one reason why 100% of recent MSW students were employed and working in the field upon graduation.

“As online education opportunities are becoming increasingly significant for adult learners and distance students, we are pleased to offer two new master’s degree programs applicable to a variety of careers,” said Dr. Robert Bisking, Dean of the School of Professional Studies. “Our exceptional faculty has crafted student-centric programs that translate online, focus on building relationships, and provide enriching curriculum. We’re confident these programs will assist our online students in their continued academic growth and enhance their professional lives.”

Students interested in applying for either of the online master’s degree programs should be prepared to provide the following: a completed application form, a personal statement about their interest in OLLU, a $25 application fee, official transcripts from all higher education institutions, and a resume. For more information on the admissions process and requirements for each master’s program, visit http://onlineprograms.ollusa.edu/admissions/overview

Earlier this year, OLLU launched two additional online master’s degree programs; a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. For more information about Our Lady of the Lake University and its online degree programs, please visit http://onlineprograms.ollusa.edu

Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a small, Catholic, private university located in San Antonio, Texas. Built on the trust and belief in God’s providence, the university hews to its mission of ensuring a valuable learning experience for all students; fostering growth spiritually, personally, and professionally; and preparing students for success and service to society. OLLU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University.

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