Simmons’ Online Master of Social Work Program

Scholarships Available

Simmons delivers its clinically focused Master of Social Work (MSW) program online, allowing students across the country access to the nation’s first school of clinical social work. With a curriculum that emphasizes social justice values and multicultural perspectives, the program prepares students for direct practice in a wide range of clinical settings.

We offer scholarships to qualified applicants. To learn more, request information and an admission counselor will be in touch to discuss.

In addition to live, online classes, the program includes the following features:

Field Education

Students partner with a field placement specialist to find a site in or near their communities where they will gain hands-on experience.

Certificate Programs

Students have the opportunity to develop expertise in a specific area of practice. With the MSW, students can earn a certificate in Trauma Practice, Practice With Groups & Families, or Mental Health Practice.

An Emphasis on Community

Students can connect easily with classmates and faculty through social tools in the online platform and join student affinity groups.


of Simmons MSW students passed the ASWB Masters Exam on their first try in 2018, while the national pass rate was only 76%.1

Simmons also offers a number of program tracks to best fit students’ needs. These include:

Advanced Standing

16-month program for BSW graduates


16-month immersive program


23-month full-time program


32-month part-time program

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1 The 91% statistic includes both on-campus and online Simmons MSW graduates who took the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Masters Exam for the first time in 2018. The 76% national pass rate is the pass rate of all first-time test-takers for the ASWB Masters Exam in 2018.