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, alumni who are leaders in their fields, and innovative teaching practices that set our graduates above the rest. Our ideal Boston location among world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities provides a great backdrop for learning and living.
Make a difference in the world.
For over a century, Simmons has been a leader in innovative social work education. From state-of-the-art simulations (the use of actors to simulate real world practice) embedded into our BSW & MSW courses, to our renowned field education program, to our PhD program which has a strong mentoring component and values practice experience, Simmons provides a one-of-a-kind social work education experience.
Our faculty love being in the classroom and use their experience as practitioners to inform their research and their teaching. Simmons values teaching excellence and our faculty make the real world of practice come alive in the classroom.
At our Boston campus we offer state of the art education in our BSW, MSW, & Doctoral programs. Our reach extends across the country through our innovative Online MSW Program, [email protected]
Whether you’re interested in a BSW, MSW or PhD degree, we prepare you for careers as exceptional practitioners, clinicians, leaders and scholars.
Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Education & Research
The Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Education & Research at Simmons University (CIBER) is a hub of innovation in training and research in health care, technology, and substance use that aims to serve urban and rural communities by increasing access to high-quality, evidence-informed care.CIBER
The Field Educator was created to promote communication and knowledge exchange among field educators in academia and in the practice community. It offers a variety of presentations of innovative field education practice and research, using an online format for maximum accessibility.Current Issue
School of Social Work News
Adam tells us how Simmons prepared him for his position as a medical/surgical inpatient social worker at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.
Trustee Jennifer Eckert ’08MSW went from working in the fashion industry to founding Boston Post Adoption Resources. We spoke with Jennifer about her mid-life career change and why a Simmons education is so impactful.
Child Welfare Case Manager, Adriana Reyes, tells us about her experience as an online MSW student and how Simmons is helping further her career.
The School of Social Work recently became the only school of social work in New England to require students to complete a course on substance use.
Simmons’ new Center for innovation, education, training and research in behavioral health receives award from the Council on Social Work Education.
Julie tells us about her experience transferring to Simmons and why she chose to pursue social work.
The National Association of Black Social Workers recognizes Dr. Johnnie Hamilton-Mason with the Distinguished Educator of the Year award.
Wilfred Labiosa ‘19PhD is the founder of Waves Ahead, an island wide organization dedicated to working with marginalized and vulnerable sectors of Puerto Rican society by providing support in their needed areas in order to reestablish and strengthen them.