Simmons School of Social Work offers a clinically focused online Master of Social Work (MSW) program that does not require students to visit the school’s Boston campus. Students are prepared to work directly with clients and advocate for social justice in their communities.
CSWE-accredited program that features the admissions requirements and curriculum as the on-campus MSW program
65 master’s-level credits available in both full-time and part-time study options
Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
In-person field experience in a variety of professional settings such as community nonprofits, government agencies and policy think tanks
Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
Social Work Career Outlook
Between 2016 and 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the social work field to grow by 16 percent, considered faster than the average for all occupations. After graduating and going on to pursue licensure, SocialWork@Simmons students are prepared to help meet this need in a variety of social work fields including, but not limited to, the following:
Clinical social work
Foster care and adoption services
Community mental health
Four Clincical Specializations to Choose From:
The Child and Family Specialization prepares students to become child and family social workers who promote well-being for children, adolescents, and parents in school settings, hospitals, child protective services, and community-based mental health centers.
The Trauma and Interpersonal Violence Specialization trains students to deliver trauma-informed care such as cognitive behavioral therapy. The curriculum covers the effects of traumatic attachments on interpersonal relationships, self-perception, and emotions experienced during the life span.
The Mental Health and Addictions Specialization immerses students in evaluation skills, preparing them to help clients cope with mental health disorders and/or addictions. Students are introduced to various modalities and treatment relationships that are effective for diverse clients.
The Health and Aging Specialization is designed for students who want to work in health-related settings or settings that serve older adults. Students learn how policy shapes health care delivery and how they can provide effective practice and interventions within larger systems.
An Individualized Course of Study is also available