College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice
At the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice, our students understand that to change the world, you need to understand it. From development to implementation, our students study the impacts of policy and analyze the social forces that shape communities around the globe.
Ready to change the world?
The College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice inspires and empowers students to work towards equity and justice through a commitment to inclusive excellence and collaborations among the social sciences and professional fields. Fueled by our collective optimism, expertise, and unique collaborative spirit, we work to address some of society’s most entrenched social justice and human rights issues.
Our scholars and practitioners are deeply committed to advancing research that blends conceptual contributions with real-world applications.
Our diverse body of students, staff, and faculty work closely together to acquire knowledge within and across disciplines, while engaging in transformative experiences in local and global communities.
Through our work in the social sciences, social work, education, and public health, our goal is to create a more equitable and just world.
Meet the Dean
Dr. Stephanie Berzin is the Dean of The College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice. In this role, she leads the College as an integrated, collaborative community where a deep concern for the study of society and social relationships is blended with training and research that advances practice and policy.Learn More
You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields.Faculty Profiles
As an innovator and game-changer in the field of postpartum research and development, Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody '89 is disrupting the way we approach reproductive psychiatry by breaking down the barriers women face when seeking treatment.
Jennifer Putney '12PhD, Sara Keary, PhD, Nicholas Hebert ’16MSW, Lisa Krinsky '94MSW, and Rebekah Halmo ’17MSW received the Rose Dobrof Award for their paper entitled, “Fear Runs Deep: The Anticipated Needs of LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care.”
We caught up with Social Work PhD candidate, Jeremy Brown '22PhD about his research on a variety of issues relevant to individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
For Jonathan Stewart '22MSW, integrity is something he holds above all else. It’s how he characterizes his veteran experience, and how he characterizes social work at Simmons. During his military service, Jonathan always felt fulfilled; however as he puts it,...
We caught up with Carmen Báez '79, '03HD about her creation of PRxPR, a private fund dedicated to helping rebuild Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricanes, Irma and Maria.
The CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education annually awards a feminist scholar who has advanced feminist knowledge as it pertains to social work theory, research, practice, policy, and education. Congratulations to Dr. Johnnie Haliton-Mason!
Congratulations to Anna Zhang '20, recipient of the Ifill Scholarship! We caught up with Anna about what the Ifill Scholarship means to her and why she decided to pursue a double major in history and sociology.
Social Work PhD candidate, Mbita Mbao ’22PhD, tells us about what brought her to Simmons and her passion for researching issues affecting immigrants.