Simmons College School of Social WorkSimmons College School of Social Work

Simmons College School of Social Work


Simmons College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The Simmons School of Social Work’s Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).


  • Practical — With a focus on direct clinical practice, this program provides the social work skills required to make a direct impact on clients’ lives.
  • Flexible — Coursework and class recordings are available 24/7 to fit into students’ schedules. Our dynamic online environment connects students to small online classes, expert faculty, and the same rigorous curriculum as our on-campus program.
  • Hands-on — Students gain real-world experience through clinical internships arranged in or near their own community by our field placement team.

Financing your Education

Students have several options for financing their education in the SocialWork@Simmons program:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for federal financial aid such as the Federal Direct Stafford Loan.
  • Active duty military, veterans, and their family members may apply for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • All students may take advantage of SSW’s tuition payment plans.

For more information, contact us at 1-855-523-SSSW (7779) or


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About SocialWork@Simmons

As the nation’s oldest school of social work, Simmons School of Social Work (SSW) has been training clinical social workers to improve the well-being of individuals and communities for more than 100 years. Co-founded in Boston with Harvard University in 1904, SSW is dedicated to promoting social action and rooted in the belief that all individuals have the capacity and deserve the resources to grow, change, and improve their lives.

Today, SSW is expanding its reach to students and aspiring clinical social workers across the country through SocialWork@Simmons.

SocialWork@Simmons is SSW’s nationally-recognized Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program delivered online. Combining live online classes, self-paced coursework, and field experiences in or near students’ own communities, SocialWork@Simmons prepares clinical social workers for direct clinical practice in a wide range of school, agency, clinic, and other settings.

Featuring the same rigorous M.S.W. curriculum as Simmons’ on-campus program, this innovative online M.S.W. program offers:

  • Live, weekly online classes taught by renowned SSW faculty and limited to 15 students to ensure an effective classroom experience.
  • Coursework with a clinical practice focus on social welfare policies, human behavior, assessment and diagnosis, multicultural perspectives, and racial and social justice.
  • Hands-on experience through internships arranged in or near students’ own communities by our field placement team.


Featuring the same curriculum as SSW’s on-campus M.S.W. program, SocialWork@Simmons focuses on clinical social work — preparing students to make a direct impact on clients’ lives in schools, clinics, social services agencies, and other settings. Coursework explores: assessment and diagnosis, human behavior, clinical social work practice, and social justice issues such as racism, poverty, and oppression.

Curricular Pathways/Concentrations

Students may choose to focus in one of four areas:

  • Child and Family
  • Trauma and Interpersonal Violence
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Health and Aging
  • Individualized Course of Study

Expert Faculty

As clinicians, researchers, and educators, the SSW faculty brings real-world social work experience and a commitment to social justice to the classroom. Their expert research into subjects ranging from child welfare and gerontology to health care disparities and family bereavement provide students with insights into some of today’s most critical social issues.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to SocialWork@Simmons, candidates must: hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 grade point average from an accredited college or university; demonstrate related work or volunteer experience; and submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Professional and Educational Intent
  • Official transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview (by invitation)