Simmons’ Online Master of Social Work ProgramSimmons’ Online Master of Social Work ProgramSimmons’ Online Master of Social Work Program

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Simmons School of Social Work was founded in 1904 as a joint venture with Harvard University, to train social workers to create meaningful change for individuals, families, and communities.

SocialWork@Simmons — our online Master of Social Work (MSW) program — welcomes a new generation of social advocates into the Simmons community and empowers them to address the most pressing issues affecting our society.

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SocialWork@Simmons is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Powering Progress With Scholarships

We are committed to providing the accessible, high-quality education social workers need to make a positive, lasting impact on their communities. Scholarships are available for our upcoming cohort — no additional application required.

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Preparing Justice-Focused Advocates

Simmons MSW students and alumni are dedicated advocates who work to empower all individuals, especially those who have been historically marginalized or oppressed. Our rigorous curriculum, developed and led by expert Simmons faculty, incorporates social justice values and a multicultural perspective to prepare students for direct practice in a wide range of clinical settings.

Practicum Education

Students partner with a practicum placement specialist to find a site in or near their communities, where they gain hands-on experience and develop confidence as professional social workers.

  • Clinically-focused practicum education experiences
  • 1,000 plus hours of practicum experience
  • National network of practicum placement sites

Simulated Practicum Experience

Traditional MSW students also attend weekly live sessions in an immersive online learning lab environment, where they:

  • participate in simulated client experiences and role-play scenarios
  • receive supportive peer and instructor feedback
  • prepare for success in a future community site setting

Pursue a Certificate With the MSW

Students can pursue a certificate program to gain the advanced skills needed for careers in specific focus areas:

  • Mental Health Practice
  • Trauma Practice
  • Clinical Practice with Active Service Members, Veterans, and Families

Preparing Social Work Leaders Online Since 2014

Our online program was developed based on years of research into effective online teaching and learning. On our virtual campus, SocialWork@Simmons students:

explore social work concepts in live, online classes

complete interactive, self-paced coursework

develop skills during virtual and in-person practicum experiences

build lasting relationships within the Simmons community

Designed to Fit Busy Lives

We offer four online MSW program track options to fit a variety of lifestyles and goals. Students can complete their degree in as little as 9 months.

Advanced Standing

9-month program for BSW holders only

16 month


16-month intensive program

23 month


23-month full-time program

32 month


32-month part-time program

Prepare to drive progress as a social work leader.

Request information today to learn more about our online MSW program and connect with an admission counselor.

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