Council on Social Work Education Accreditation and Competency Assessment

The Simmons School of Social Work’s MSW program (campus and online options)  and the BSW program are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The SSW is required by CSWE to report student learning outcomes based on the assessment of nine social work competencies mandated by the CSWE. Program assessment plans are also reported.

License Exam Pass Rate (MSW) 

Simmons School of Social Work Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Masters Level Licensing Exam Pass Rate for Simmons MSW Graduates (first-time examinees)  is consistently above 90%.

MSW graduates are eligible to take the ASBW Master’s level Licensing Exam following the successful completion of all course requirements.  The exam tests the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for safe and competent practice.

Massachusetts DESE SSW/SAC Endorsement

The School of Social Work is approved by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to endorse graduates of the  School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor (SSW/SAC) program for their initial state license. See the Massachusetts initial license requirements.