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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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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.

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

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Know the Stats

4,858

graduate students

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

8:1

student to faculty ratio

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

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full-time faculty

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

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Our Students

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Diana Myers ’24MS Aspires to Increase Access to Medieval Archives

Graduate student Diana Myers is pursuing a Master’s in Library Science and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management. She plans to combine her archival experience with her research on medieval Europe to facilitate the public’s access to rare, premodern materials.


Sage Loyema Innerarity ’25MS

Meet Sage Loyema Innerarity ’25MS: Emerging Trailblazer in Tribal Archives

This fall, Sage Loyema Innerarity, a citizen of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California, began graduate studies at the Simmons School of Library and Information Science. Working in cooperation with Indigenous individuals, she builds and preserves tribal archives. Innerarity spoke with us about the importance of community, Native literature, and remembrance.


Erin Fraser DSW ’25

Erin Fraser DSW ’25, LCSW, CRAADC Becomes First Female Executive Director of Benilde Hall

On October 1, 2023, Simmons School of Social Work doctoral candidate Erin Fraser became the first female Executive Director of Benilde Hall, a recovery center in Kansas City, Missouri. Fraser spoke with us about her reaction to this historic appointment, her enthusiasm for supporting underserved individuals, and her conception of leadership.


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Laurel Murphy ’24MS Supports UN Delegates with a McGrath Research Grant

Laurel Murphy received a McGrath Global Research Grant to cover travel expenses for her internship at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Library in Bangkok, Thailand, a collection of UN official documents...


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Sherri Burnett '24 Hones her Marketing Skills with a Full-time Job and Side Businesses

Sherri Burnett '24 Hones her Marketing Skills with a Full-time Job and Side Businesses Public Relations and Marketing/Communications major Sherri Burnett is pursuing her degree online from California. Simmons is giving her the tools she needs to further hone her...


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DPT Students Present Research at National Meeting of American Physical Therapy Association

Seven third-year students in the Simmons Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented their collaborative, peer-reviewed research at this year's Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association.


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Jerrica Raspberry Lawson '17MSW, '26PhD Researches the Role of Social Work in Improving Black Maternal Health Outcomes

What Jerrica Is Studying After graduating from Simmons Social Work with an MSW in 2017, Jerrica Raspberry Lawson, with Tiffany Cooper '16MSW, founded Kujichagulia Wellness Center, a virtual practice that provides culturally affirming, trauma-informed counseling and other services. Jerrica builds...


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Boston Public Library President David Leonard Ph.D. ’25 Discusses How Libraries Create Meaning and Belonging

SLIS doctoral student David Leonard presides over one of the greatest libraries in the country. He spoke with us about his longstanding fascination with libraries and the significant role that libraries play for their communities. How did you become interested...


Upcoming Graduate Admission Events

SLIS West Campus: Library and Information Science Info Session

  • Feb 24, 2024
  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • SLIS West Campus - Mt. Holyoke

Virtual Info Session: On-Campus MSW Program

  • Feb 28, 2024
  • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Virtual