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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The Simmons advantage

The Simmons advantage is more than an exceptional education — it’s an experience that will prepare you for your life’s work.

Our innovative graduate programs allow you to customize your courses of study. You’ll learn through small classes, case-based discussions, experiential learning, research opportunities and seminars. Our professors are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in the field. Accessible and dedicated, they’ll go the extra mile to help you succeed.

Our location in the heart of Boston offers all the benefits of a small college campus with the unparalleled opportunities of a large university. You’ll have direct access to career, research, and clinical opportunities at world-renowned institutions. Plus, our worldwide alumnae/i network is committed to empowering Simmons University graduates because they know what Simmons students are capable of.

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Professional Opportunity

Our graduate programs respond to the needs of an ever-changing world and prepare you for leadership in your field. 

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The city of Boston

Experience Boston

Simmons draws on Boston's cultural, historical, economic, scientific, and educational resources to offer an unparalleled student experience.

Experience Boston
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Colleges, Schools and Departments

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

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Simmons at a Glance

2,400

graduate men and women

Our community is made up of a diverse group of graduate men and women.

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.

At a glance

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Graduate and certificate 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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Financial aid & tuition

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

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.

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Visit us

Come and see what the classroom experience is like and get to know our dynamic faculty members.

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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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Community engagement

We facilitate and promote community-based learning and develop strategic partnerships to advance learning, promote civic engagement, and enhance community involvement in order to create a more just society.

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Commitment to inclusivity

We are committed to holding true to our founding principle of inclusion — embracing students from all backgrounds and all forms of human uniqueness to create an environment of true religious, cultural, racial, sexual orientation, gender expression and ability diversity.

Faculty & Research

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School of Business Faculty Examine Sustainability Associate Professor Susan Sampson and Professor Ed Vieira are conducting a study that examines the sustainability reports of some of the world's largest retail chain companies. This is the largest scale study ever conducted...

Patricia Deyton

A Conversation with Retiring Faculty Member Patricia Deyton. How were you first drawn to Simmons? In 2004 I became the Faculty Director of the Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) and instructor in the undergraduate program, teaching multiple sections of...

Charlene Spiceland

Associate Professor Charlene Spiceland developed ACCT 325-01: Accounting and Business Ethics. This course incorporates a behavioral perspective into ethical decision-making that encourages students to identify with their values and learn how to voice them in the workplace when conflicts arise...

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Amy Ryan Reflects on her work with SLIS students. Amy Ryan has over 35 years of public library management experience in her extensive career. That experience has informed her work with SLIS students, with whom she meets to discuss career...

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Professor of Practice Jane Hughes shares the adjustments she has made in the current climate. Can you tell us about your article, "Teaching Globalization in the Time of Trump"? This article was inspired by a negative student evaluation. A student...

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Dean desJardins tells us about her talk at the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Conference. The College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences Dean Marie desJardins was asked to deliver the keynote at the SIGCSE Conference (February 28-March...

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We spoke with Diane Grossman about her role and her passion for philosophy. What is your academic background? I went to Vassar College, and then went to New York University, where I completed a PhD. Interestingly, Vassar went co-ed during...