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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Alumnae/i

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

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The Fathers' Uplift founder joins the 2019 class in the hopes of inspiring a wave of civic innovation. The path to leadership for Simmons University School of Social Work alumnus Charles Clayton Daniels '12MSW is both exceptional and typical: after...

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December 1 marks the 30 th commemoration of World AIDS Day. In honor of 2018's theme, "Know Your Status," Professor Gary Bailey shares his personal experiences and thoughts on the effect of AIDS in the Black community. Learn how...

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As Political Director for the National Association of Social Workers-MA, Sophie advocates for positive change. On the National Association of Social Workers Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers...

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Professor Shari Lynn Johnson discusses this year’s theme and why National Social Work month is so important. Each year, the National Association of Social Workers celebrates the important contributions social workers make by declaring March the National Professional Social Work...

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