Grounded in direct practice and scholarly inquiry, Simmons's Ph.D. in Social Work prepares advanced clinical scholars for tenure-track and contract faculty careers in higher education, agency administration, research, and consultation. Offered since 1983, our highly regarded doctoral program furthers the school's commitment to advance the social work profession's commitment to improve interdisciplinary health and human service delivery systems, and to promote social justice in a multicultural world. The Simmons Ph.D. in Social Work prepares select MSW level practitioners for career advancement as practice scholars by providing rigorous training in research methodologies that provide evidence for practice and related policy. For a complete overview of the program please see the program handbook below.

Peter Maramaldi, PhD, MPH, LCSW
Associate Professor
Hartford Faculty Scholar & National Mentor
Director of the PhD Program