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. 

Professional Opportunity
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

Simmons at a Glance

4,858

graduate students

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

8:1

student to faculty ratio

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

231

full-time faculty

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

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

Dawna Thomas speaking at a Simmons event

Meet Dawna Thomas, Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department! Find out why she dedicates her research to her Cape Verdean and African American cultural roots, and learn more about the new Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies.

Aaron Rosenthal teaching a course.

Meet Aaron Rosenthal, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations! Find out which political science course he enjoys teaching most, and why he believes Simmons students are so unique.

Headshot of Beatriz Cobeta

Meet Beatriz Cobeta, the new assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures! Learn more about her passion for literature and her family's favorite place to travel.

Renada Goldberg with a chalkboard about her Precious Family Study

Meet Renada Goldberg, the new assistant professor in the School of Social Work! Learn more about her career as a community-practice social worker, and what show she'll watch on repeat.

Edie Bresler at her solo exhibit at Gallery Kayafas.

Edie Bresler, Professor of Practice and Photo Lab Coordinator, tells us how she went from a biology/chemistry major to an art professor, and her latest photography projects.