Academic Programs

Our goal is to prepare you as a scholar, professional, and leader.

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Our programs will help you make your next move

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. 

For more than a century, Simmons University has offered graduate programs that respond to the needs of an ever-changing world and prepare you for leadership in your field. 

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Graduate Programs

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

Programs and Certificates

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Accelerated Programs

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

Find Your Program

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Online Graduate Programs

We offer coeducational online master’s and doctoral programs that deliver the best of Simmons to our students.

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Faculty & Research

You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields. Our professors pride themselves on mentorship — and they’ll go the extra mile to help you succeed

Quick Facts


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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.

School of Social Work


New England academic institution to offer formal education for nurses

The School of Nursing provides rigorous academic preparation and exceptional clinical experiences and research opportunities.

School of Nursing


Ranked #1 for Archives and Preservation

Simmons is ranked #1 for Archives and Preservation by U.S. News and World Report.

Library and Information Science: Archives Management Concentration

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Student Support & Resources

You'll find everything you need on campus — from medical resources to keep you healthy to technical support to keep your computer running.

Student Support & Resources

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Colleges, Schools and Departments

Our colleges, schools and departments offer specialized resources to support and challenge you.

Academic Units

About Simmons

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Visit Simmons

The best way to tell if Simmons is right for you is to spend some time there, meet other students, attend a class, and walk through the campus.

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How to apply

Our goal is to prepare you as a scholar, professional, and leader. Whether you're coming straight from undergraduate study or making a change mid-career, we'll help you make your next move.

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Tuition & financial aid

At Simmons, we work to support students pursuing an education through financing, financial education, and exceptional customer service.

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Merit Scholarships and funding options

We believe that your exceptional academic preparation and hard work should be rewarded.

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Why Simmons

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

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Accessibility Services

Students who are interested in receiving accommodations at the University level must self-disclose and register with the Accessibility Services Office.

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Program videos

Our video series takes you inside our nationally recognized graduate programs.