We help students build successful careers, lead meaningful lives and achieve a powerful return on their educational investment.
Dean Abels explains how our unique programs prepare librarians for the 21st century.
Our renowned library and information science programs blend classic collections management skills with cutting-edge technology.
SLIS is more than library science. Our students study computer science, children's literature, archives management and more.
SLIS students learn to create, manage and produce information, not just to consume it.
Testing facilities, a 3D printer and touchscreen, Google glass, audio and video production...SLIS labs have a lot to offer our students to support their studies.
SLIS faculty members are experts in their fields and mentors in and out of the classroom.
Simmons faculty and students conduct research that's advancing the field.
We offer mentoring, networking, job postings and more to help you find your first job — or your next big adventure.
Our Career Education Center helps with everything from interview preparation to optimizing your LinkedIn profile, so you can land your dream job.
We share a passion for life-long learning, discovery and helping others.
Stay connected with your classmates through networking events, class notes and more.
ProgramsWrite Your Future
Advance your career with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing for Children, a Master of Arts (MA) in Children's Literature, or one of our dual degree programs.
Transformative works from folklore, fantasy, nonfiction, poetry, and realism set rich contexts to your developing vision and voice. Small group critiques, individualized mentorships, and grounding in the publishing industry fortify your developing career as a writer. Learn more.
Apply varied theoretical frameworks to historical and contemporary texts to discover their imaginative ambitions and critical successes. Immerse yourself in a wide range of genres and investigate the ways that children's literature constructs childhood. Learn more.
Highlight critical analysis to position your own voice as a writer for today’s young readers. Draw on an interdisciplinary curriculum and test your creative mettle across genres. Learn more.
Examine literary history, then evaluate a children’s literature collection. Consider diverse critical frameworks to select the right YA texts. Participate in today’s literary society as you create tomorrow’s readers. Learn more.
Become certified for elementary, middle or secondary levels. Begin introducing today's great works to tomorrow's great readers. Learn more.
Students have the opportunity to combine the study of specific genres in the English program with a concentrated study of Children's Literature and the specific theoretical approaches to that field. Learn more.