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.

Make a difference in the world.

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.

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Field Placements & Careers

Our students receive exceptional professional training at more than 300 field placement sites throughout New England. Graduates of the Simmons School of Social Work are among the most prepared and sought-after professionals in their field.

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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.


School of Social Work News

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Professor Michelle Putnam, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, discusses a significant oversight in the field of social work: our aging population.

Upcoming Alumnae/i Events