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

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

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Professor Michelle Putnam, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, discusses a significant oversight in the field of social work: our aging population.

Susan Kennedy, Jo Dutilloy and Colin Rhinesmith giving their presentation at CIRN in Prato, Italy.

Assistant Professor Colin Rhinesmith and School of Library Science students, Jo Dutilloy '20MS and Susan Kennedy '20MS presented their research at the 17th Community Informatics Research Network Conference in Prato, Italy.