Simmons University

College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice

Master of Social Work


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Social Work

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Today, the School of Social Work continues to provide a rigorous clinical social work education for men and women, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and a PhD in Social Work designed for advanced clinical scholars. Our progressive, hands-on curriculum integrates education and practice with social justice values, multicultural perspectives and a strong emphasis on field education.

As clinician activists, our students, faculty and alumni all work to develop solutions to social injustice through their teaching, research, clinical practice and community work.

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Find out more by reading about the programs we offer, our distinguished faculty and what makes Simmons different. Then come for a visit! Attend a School of Social Work admission event and experience Simmons for yourself.

Master of Social Work Options:

  • Full-Time
  • 16 Month Accelerated
  • Part-Time Extended
  • Advanced-Standing

Clinical Specializations

Clinical specializations build on Foundation Year required courses and the first-year field placement to expand a student's assessment, intervention, and practice evaluation skills. Students may choose from four different specializations, each addressing the specific needs of particular client populations. Although electing a specialization is not required, SSW concentrations allow students to delve deeply into an area of interest and related skills development through a combination of electives taught by faculty experts and a second-year field placement working in a related practice setting.

Specializations include:

  • Child and Family 
  • Trauma and Interpersonal Violence
  • Specialization in Mental Health and Addictions
  • Specialization in Health and Aging


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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