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Discovering your life's work is a journey. Preparing for it starts at Simmons.

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Your future starts here

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a private university, home to coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.

Simmons has established a model of higher education that only today other colleges and universities are beginning to adapt: the combination of education for leadership in high-demand professional fields with the intellectual foundation of the liberal arts. 

The result is a Simmons graduate prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life — a vision of empowerment that Simmons calls preparation for life’s work.

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About Simmons

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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Academic programs

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

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Our faculty

You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields.

Research at Simmons

Our faculty are actively engaged in research, scholarship and creative work. Research projects are funded by groups like the Ford Foundation,  Freeman Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.

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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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Experience Boston

No doubt the city of Boston plays a significant role in many of Simmons’ academic and professional offerings. 

Know the Stats

2,400

graduate men and women

Our students are analytical and curious, pushing each other to succeed and making lasting connections.

12:1

student to faculty ratio

Simmons faculty members are leaders in their fields and mentors in the classroom.

14

average class size

Our small class sizes will help you thrive and set you up for success.

Our Students

Nicole Baas

Entrepreneur Nicole Baas shares her career experience before the School of Library and Information Science. Can you tell us a little bit about your educational and professional background? I have a BS in Business Administration from Ohio State University....

Doctoral student Kimberly Lavoie uses research and experience to address the technology needs of the school library. Can you tell us about your research? What led you to this topic? My research interests include teacher-librarian collaboration in the digital age,...

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SLIS student Sarah Arena supports faculty research. Can you tell us about these research projects? I am currently working on two research projects. The first study is examining ethics in service learning with Assistant Professor Colin Rhinesmith and Meghan Doran,...

Conservators Alan Haley, Qui Qi, Ann Roddy, and Dan Patterson in the conservation department of the Library of Congress, working with the Yongle Da Dian.

Ann Roddy '19MS shares details from her internship in the Library of Congress' Asian Collection Division. Can you tell us about your internship/your daily tasks? I was assigned two core projects during my internship with the Library of Congress, based...

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Devon tells us why she decided to enroll in the accelerated MBA program. What made you decide to do the accelerated MBA? I knew I wanted to get my MBA and start working in my field of study. The accelerated...

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