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.
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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 and DSW programs which have 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. As the cradle of social work education, Simmons School of Social Work prides itself on engaging in innovative teaching and experiential learning opportunities. Since 1904, our faculty have led the way in creating new knowledge for the social work profession, blazing the trail for our alumni to become the best clinical practitioners and social work leaders in the country.
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 and DSW Programs, [email protected]
Whether you’re interested in a BSW, MSW, DSW 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
On June 16, Gary Bailey, Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice at Simmons University, moderated a Colleges of the Fenway panel discussion, “Juneteenth, Then and Now: A Conversation on Being the Change Through Arts and Activism."
Campbell's latest work, "Frieda's Song," was inspired by the life and career of psychiatrist Dr. Frieda Fromm Reichmann. Dr. Fromm Reichmann practiced at the Chestnut Lodge Sanatorium — not far from where Campbell, herself, did the same.
As clinical supervisor for Bay Cove Human Services in Dorchester, Elizabeth gets to experience things that many clinicians never do: work with clients in their personal spaces. Learn more about her position and the lesson from Simmons she utilizes daily.
Representative Pressley recognizes graduates for their accomplishments and says ‘we need all of you’ as the country continues to grapple with racial injustice and the global pandemic.
The Simmons University Doctorate of Social Work online program is attractive to experienced social work professionals, enabling students to pursue and advance in diverse clinical social work careers.
As an Adult Outpatient Clinical Social Worker at Boston Medical Center, Carmen Benjamin finds joy in empowering her clients. Learn about Carmen's journey into the master's in social work program, and why she felt at home with Simmons.
Michel Henry, author and social worker for Boston Public Schools, tells us about creating and performing "Dinosaur Rap," and his personal mission of reducing the psychological impacts of poverty and violence through music.
Did you know that hoarding disorder is the most common mental health issue that Americans are facing? Learn more about Social Work PhD candidate Eileen Dacey's mission to normalize our perception of hoarding disorder in order to provide help to those who need it.