SocialWork@Simmons is the clinically focused online Master of Social Work (MSW) program from the nation’s oldest school of social work. Students can choose to customize their own Individualized Course of Study or follow one of four Specialized Courses of Study: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging.
Sponsored MSW Programs
Weekly Live Classes
Each face-to-face class is delivered seminar-style by Simmons School of Social Work faculty. Classes are kept small (average of 15 students) to encourage collaboration.
Students complete readings, video case studies, and other assignments customized for the online learning environment. All coursework is available online 24/7.
Local Field Placements
Each student works with our dedicated placement team to identify a Simmons-approved clinical site in his or her community.
Support and Engagement
Students receive 24/7 technical and program support and are encouraged to make their voices heard by joining the Student Advisory Board.
Career Opportunities for Graduates
SocialWork@Simmons students are trained as clinical practitioners who also have a broad understanding of social work policy. Graduates are prepared to pursue licensure and work directly with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, substance abuse clinics, and private practice.
Department: School of Social Work
Accreditation: Simmons College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and Simmons School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Degree Types: Traditional Standing
Concentrations: Clinical social work with the option of customizing an Individualized Course of Study or following one of four Specialized Courses of Study: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
Program Structure: Online with field education (no campus visits required)
Instruction Methods: Program follows a cohort model, and classes use synchronous instruction in which students attend live, seminar-style classes and discussions. Classes are small, with an average of 15 students.
Traditional Program Option
Field Education Requirements: A total of 1,120 hours
Number of Credits Required: 65 credits
Program Options: Full time and part time
Program Length: Accelerated full time: 15 months (four terms); standard full time: two years (six terms); part-time extended: approximately 2 ½ years (eight terms)
Program Start Dates: Multiple start dates throughout the year
GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0
GRE Information: Not required
Tuition: Inquire with school
Work Experience: Relevant work or volunteer experience is required
Phone Number: 855-523-7779