The Simmons Master of Arts in English provides a strong foundation in English and American literature and in literary theory and analysis. Graduates are well prepared for teaching, writing, doctoral programs, and other literary pursuits. The dual-degree program options include a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). MAT/Liberal Arts graduates are well positioned for leadership roles as department heads, lead teachers, or curriculum coordinators. For more information on the program, visit the English section of the CAS website.
The Gender/Cultural Studies (GCS) program examines constructions of gender, race, class, and nation in the US and international contexts. Dual-degree program options include a Master in Arts in Gender/Cultural Studies (MA) plus a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Students work simultaneously toward both degrees and, upon successful completion of the program, are certified as elementary, middle, or high school teachers. Graduates are well positioned for leadership roles as department heads, lead teachers, or curriculum coordinators. Another option combines the Gender/Cultural Studies program with the Simmons Master's in Communications Management (MCM). The GCS/MCM program teaches applied skills in the areas of communications technologies, business finance, organizational leadership, and cross-cultural communication.
The History program at Simmons emphasizes the study of history as a multi-faceted field that is ever changing, constantly developing new questions about the past, and exploring innovative approaches to answering those questions. Students are preparing for careers in education, research, archives management, librarianship, curatorship, and various other forms of public history. The dual-degree program in History and Archives Management offers additional coursework in archival studies as well as hands-on experience in the field, and the History and MAT program prepares students for teaching licensure while simultaneously providing a concentration in a chosen area of liberal arts. For more information about these programs, visit the History section of the CAS website.
The Master in Public Policy provides an interdisciplinary understanding of societal problems and their potential solutions, with a focus on policy in the United States. To supplement coursework on policy analysis and theory, students complete an internship with a legislative office, think tank, or advocacy organization to better understand the development of public policy in practice. This program prepares students to pursue careers in policy analysis, public policy creation, research at think tanks and advocacy organizations, and other agencies in the public and private sectors.For more information on this program, visit the Public Policy section of the CAS website.
The CEC takes its commitment to students seriously, honoring the Simmons promise to put you first. The CEC is here to help CAS graduate students assess your skills and interests and explore your professional options and provides a full range of services to assist you in doing so.
Among these services, the CEC provides tailored career coaching to help you launch your career. Your career coach will help you clarify your career goals and help with developing the skills and strategies to attain them upon graduation from your CAS program. In preparation for your job search, we will assist you with analyzing, articulating and packaging your academic and work experience to effectively market yourself to employers. In addition, you will receive support in planning and implementing your job search strategy to make informed, effective decisions for your next step as well as future career transitions.
You can make an appointment with a career coach for a one-on-one meeting.