Admission Overview


We seek students who are eager to go to the next level in their social work careers: They are excellent practitioners who want to be national leaders in clinical practice; they are engaged with their colleagues; they are great supervisors, and they want to move into teaching to teach the next generation of clinical practitioners. They are the leaders among their peers. They see solutions where others see problems. And they want to build on those skills to become inclusive leaders — to pave the way for what leadership should look like in social service agencies.

 All applicants must have:

  • a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited institution
  • a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher in their MSW coursework
  • three (3) years of relevant practice experience following the completion of their MSW 

The 48-credit program takes less than two years to complete full time and less than three years to complete part time.

How to Apply

Visit the application requirements page for a complete list of the items applicants must include. If you’re ready, you can start your application today.

Start Dates

We offer three start dates annually, in January, May, and September. Our admission team accepts and reviews applications year-round. Decisions will be granted within 4-6 weeks from the application deadline for which applicants apply.




Upcoming Admission Deadlines

September 2024

Priority Application Deadline
May 30, 2024

Final Application Deadline
July 5, 2024

Virtual Tours

SocialWork@Simmons offers virtual tours of the online classroom experience. To schedule one or to learn more about other virtual engagement opportunities, please contact the Admission team at or 855-523-7779.