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A number of options allow Simmons students to go directly from their undergraduate program to earning a graduate degree at Simmons or at one of our affiliated schools. The programs can be completed in four years to six years of study, and often allow you to earn a bachelor's degree plus a master's or doctoral degree in less time than traditional programs. If you are interested in one of these programs, contact your admissions counselor for all the details.


College of Arts and Science Graduate Studies

Simmons undergraduates may take two graduate studies courses, and move directly from their undergraduate degree to earning a master's degree through one of our Graduate Studies programs:

*Accelerated Teacher Preparation option

Simmons's Dunn Scholars option is a five-year integrated bachelor's/master's program leading to teacher licensure, culminating in a yearlong teaching internship at the graduate level. Talk to your advisor about applying to the program in your Junior or Senior year.

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Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Simmons undergraduates may take two graduate studies courses, and move directly from their undergraduate degree to earning a master's degree in library and information science. A specialized B.S./M.S. in Library and Information Services prepares undergraduate science majors (such as chemistry, computer science, or mathematics) for career opportunities as science specialists in librarianship and information services.

Explore the Graduate School of Library and Information Science website


School of Nursing and Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences offers several integrated programs in the Health Professions field, including:

  • Nursing - Earn a B.S. in Nursing and a M.S. in Nursing. This five-year program leads to R.N. licensure.
  • Nutrition - Earn a B.S. in Nutrition, Biology, Exercise Science, or Public Health and then complete a M.S. in Nutrition and Health Promotion.
  • Physical Therapy - Earn a B.S. and a D.P.T. (doctorate of physical therapy) in this six-year integrated program.

Explore the School of Health Sciences website


School of Management

Simmons offers an accelerated bachelor's/master's program for qualified students with appropriate work experience, allowing students to move directly from their undergraduate degree to earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The School of Management also offers an accelerated Health Care Administration option - Earn a B.A. or B.S. from Simmons and a M.H.A. (Master of Health Administration) from our nationally accredited graduate program in health care administration.

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School of Social Work

Earn a B.S.W. from Simmons and enter the Master of Social Work program with advanced standing in our highly respected clinical social work program.

The B.S.W. program will be open to freshmen starting in Fall 2013, with rollout to others following.

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Chemistry and Pharmacy

Earn a B.S. in Chemistry from Simmons and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from neighboring Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. Please note: only women who enroll at Simmons as traditional first-year students are eligible for this program.

Learn more about the dual degree in Chemistry and Pharmacy