School of Social Work
The School of Social Work (SSW) is distinguished in many ways — with nationally acclaimed faculty, a strong emphasis on clinical practice, and our ideal Boston location among world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities.
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You'll learn from faculty members who are leaders in their fields and mentors in and out of the classroom. Our progressive, hands-on curriculum integrates education and practice with social justice values, multicultural perspectives and fieldwork placements.
Our students and alumnae/i share a devotion for empowering society's most vulnerable members and protecting the health and well-being of their communities.
Founded in 1904, Simmons was the nation's first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.Learn More
Our alumnae/i are devoted to empowering society's most vulnerable members, promoting social justice, and protecting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.Alumnae/i
School of Social Work News
Social Work PhD candidate, Mbita Mbao ’22PhD, tells us about what brought her to Simmons and her passion for researching issues affecting immigrants.
Simmons University is proud to announce that Associate Professor and MSW Curriculum Director Kristie A. Thomas, PhD, MSW has won the 2019 Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award from SAGE/American Evaluation Association.
We caught up with Paola Chapa Cerviatti '18MSW about her important role with Casa Esperanza, a mental health clinic serving Latino adults.
Mike Duggan '18MSW tells us how the Simmons MSW program prepared him for his position as Director of Business Development for Recovery Centers of America.
SLIS and SSW faculty collaborate to support the mental health needs of library patrons, and the staff who serve them.
As a preeminent leader in the field of social work, Professor Bailey will further the mission of Simmons University in his new role.
Associate Professor Selected for Leaders In Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Fellowship
Across counties in Massachusetts, the rate of opioid overdose deaths exceed the national average and several areas of Massachusetts face a shortage of health professionals who are trained in providing quality, evidence-informed substance use prevention and treatment services. While the...