About the Simmons SSW

In 1904, Simmons was the nation's first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers, at the forefront of educating students for medical social work and managed care practice. The School of Social Work (SSW) provides a rigorous clinical social work education for men and women.

About the Simmons SSW

About the School of Social Work

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 (M.S.W.) Program and a Ph.D. 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. Recent School of Social Work initiatives include our Urban Leadership Program, Spanish language courses for social workers, international study, and schedules that accommodate working professionals. Now we are proud to announce that the School of Social Work will offer its Master of Social Work online.

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.