SocialWork@Simmons

Earn a Clinically Focused MSW Online

The nation’s first school of clinical social work, Simmons School of Social Work was founded as a joint venture with Harvard University in 1904. Today, we’re offering our Council on Social Work Education-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) program online so you can join the Simmons community no matter where in the country you live.


No GRE scores required for admission to the program

Why Simmons School of Social Work?

  • Learn key social work concepts while attending face-to-face online classes and completing interactive coursework.
  • Develop key skills during field experiences online and in-person at a clinical site near you.
  • Prepare for licensure – 91% of Simmons MSW graduates in 2018 passed the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Masters exam on their first attempt.¹
  • Choose the pace that best fits your lifestyle, with our traditional full-time, accelerated, and extended tracks. Advanced standing is also available to students with a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW).
  • Build lasting relationships with your peers and professors while shaping Simmons University’s inclusive community.

¹ Based on 2018 first-time ASWB Masters Exam test takers as reported by the Association for Social Work Boards, including graduates of Simmons' online and on-campus programs. https://www.aswb.org/exam-candidates/about-the-exams/pass-rates/