Our Future

Redesigning Simmons to highlight and build on our strengths in a sustainable structure.

The Academic Redesign Project

Simmons is a small college and we are a complex urban university at a time when disruptive technology and intense competition are changing the landscape of higher education. We must capitalize on our strengths, preserve our Mission and create a sustainable financial structure for Simmons. 

Redesigning Simmons’ academic organization to optimize learning is part of a broad set of initiatives underway to support our signature strengths, including:

  • Making our highly successful master’s programs available to students nationally, with Nursing, Social Work, Library, MBA/HealthCare MBA, Behavior Analysis, Strategic Communications and Public Health programs launched online since 2013
  • Establishing the PLAN (Purpose Leadership ActioN), a new undergraduate core curriculum purpose-built to meet the needs of a connected global generation

Soon, Simmons will announce a new forward-thinking academic model to ensure we remain distinctive and competitive, continue to innovate in our Boston and online classrooms — and prepare our students for the challenges of an interprofessional, changing global marketplace.


Simmons campus

Academic Redesign

Strengthening the essential Simmons

Redesign Timeline

View our progress and learn about the next steps in this process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the project and what it means for the future of Simmons.