Simmons University

Simmons School of Social Work offers a clinically focused online Master of Social Work (MSW) program that does not require students to visit the school’s Boston campus. Students are prepared to work directly with clients and advocate for social justice in their communities.

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SocialWork@Simmons Program Snapshot

  • CSWE-accredited program that features the admissions requirements and curriculum as the on-campus MSW program
  • 65 master’s-level credits available in both full-time and part-time study options
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • In-person field experience in a variety of professional settings such as community nonprofits, government agencies and policy think tanks
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended

Social Work Career Outlook

Between 2016 and 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the social work field to grow by 16 percent, considered faster than the average for all occupations. After graduating and going on to pursue licensure, SocialWork@Simmons students are prepared to help meet this need in a variety of social work fields including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Clinical social work
  • Foster care and adoption services
  • Community mental health
  • Public health
  • Crisis intervention
  • Community outreach

Four Clincical Specializations to Choose From:

  • The Child and Family Specialization prepares students to become child and family social workers who promote well-being for children, adolescents, and parents in school settings, hospitals, child protective services, and community-based mental health centers.
  • The Trauma and Interpersonal Violence Specialization trains students to deliver trauma-informed care such as cognitive behavioral therapy. The curriculum covers the effects of traumatic attachments on interpersonal relationships, self-perception, and emotions experienced during the life span.
  • The Mental Health and Addictions Specialization immerses students in evaluation skills, preparing them to help clients cope with mental health disorders and/or addictions. Students are introduced to various modalities and treatment relationships that are effective for diverse clients.
  • The Health and Aging Specialization is designed for students who want to work in health-related settings or settings that serve older adults. Students learn how policy shapes health care delivery and how they can provide effective practice and interventions within larger systems.

An Individualized Course of Study is also available

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The Simmons School of Social Work
Program Options: Full and part-time programs
GRE Requirements: No GRE Required
Program Length: Can be completed in fifteen months
Field Placement Services: Placement Team Available
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Sponsored Online Social Work Program