Social Work + Health Care and Social Work Certificate

The Master of Social Work (MSW) and Certificate in Health Care and Social Work program is designed to prepare a new generation of clinical social workers for practice and leadership roles in health and health care.

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The MSW with Certificate in Health Care and Social Work program is designed to educate a new generation of clinical social workers to work in the new and expanding health care delivery system being implemented under the Affordable Care Act.

You'll benefit from a personalized, coordinated, and integrated learning experience. Faculty advisors supervise each student's course load and work with students to help them select field education placements that meet their goals. Our students establish themselves as strong agents of change who are grounded in direct clinical practice and committed to working with under-served populations.

Students graduating with the Certificate in Health Care and Social Work are prepared to work in health services settings including: community health centers, primary care practices, teaching and community hospitals, integrated behavioral health clinics and other health care organizations.

See program requirements for the Master of Social Work program or view the full program plan.

The program plan is only for students who start Fall 2019 and after.

See program requirements for the Master of Social Work program or view the full program plan.

The program plan is only for students who start Fall 2019 and after.

Examples of employers for first jobs following graduation from the MSW with Health Care Certificate:

  • Codman Square  Health Center, Dorchester
  • School Based Health Center  Family Health, Worcester
  • Fenway Health, Boston
  • Home Base for Veterans and Families, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston Medical Center, Boston7
  • Brigham and Women’s Primary Care Associates

Ready to take the next step? We'll guide you through the requirements and deadlines — and get you started on your way.

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Social Work at Simmons University

Our progressive, hands-on curriculum integrates education and practice with social justice values, multicultural perspectives and a strong emphasis on field education.

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Our Faculty

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Gary Bailey

  • Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice
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Michelle Putnam

  • Professor and Jennifer Eckert '08 School of Social Work Chair and Director of Doctoral Program
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Jennifer Putney

  • Associate Professor and Director of Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Education and Research
Diane Zipoli

Diane Zipoli

  • Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of Field Education
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Eugenia Knight

  • Associate Professor of Practice and Director of On-Ground Field Education