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The Graduate Experience


Best Value

U.S.News & World Report ranked Simmons #4 for Best Value in the Regional Universities North category

The Simmons Difference

“The diversity of professional experiences and the shared passion for teaching that my professors bring to the classroom is preparing me to lead with confidence in my own career.”

Johnna Purchase ‘24MS/MA

Master of Arts in Gender and Cultural Studies

Why Simmons?
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We pledge to help you achieve a successful career, a meaningful life and a powerful return on your educational investment.

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Chat with a Current Grad Student

Interested in connecting with a current student to learn more about their experience at Simmons? Our Graduate Student Ambassadors would love to speak with you and answer any questions you have.

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We can’t wait for you to join the Simmons University community! Our Graduate Admission team is here to help you every step along the way.


Simmons has been recognized with the 2024 Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose

This designation recognizes our institutional commitment to the pursuit of leadership and the collective public good.

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Find Your Program

Our graduate programs will prepare you for your next move. Whether you're coming straight from undergraduate study — or making a change mid-career.

Featured Programs

Accelerated Programs

Through our accelerated programs, undergraduate students can quickly earn a bachelor's and master's degree.

Library and Information Science

The Simmons School of Library and Information Science is a national leader with top-rated faculty, prestigious alums, and great locations in Boston and South Hadley, Massachusetts. Many of our programs are offered on-campus and online.

Social Work

As the nation’s first institution of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers, the Simmons School of Social Work provides a rigorous clinical social work education. We offer both on-campus and online programs.

Academic Experience

Simmons University is rooted in academic inquiry and innovative application, and our nationally recognized graduate programs offer an unmatched combination of theory, practice, and real-world experience that will challenge you to see more broadly, think more deeply, and excel in your chosen field.

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Simmons Impact

“I am passionate about the role that nurse practitioners play in shaping the healthcare system. My goal is for every Simmons graduate nursing student to leave our program prepared to advocate for social justice in health through patient care and professional leadership.”

Naila Russell, DNP, BSN

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of Advanced Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Meet our faculty

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Simmons Impact

“Simmons has a reputation for providing students with clinical rotations in Boston’s top hospitals — not all programs can offer an experience as rewarding as Simmons.”

Dante Davis ’24MSN/FNP

Graduate Students in the News

Upcoming Events

Practicum Education Orientation for MSW Students

  • Aug 28, 2024
  • 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

Info Session: On-Campus MSW Program

  • Sep 21, 2024
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Kotzen Room, Ground Floor, Lefavour Building