Social Work, Master | Online (optional) | Simmons University | Boston, United States
16 months
1125 USD/credit 54843 USD/year
1125 USD/credit 54843 USD/year
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Simmons University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program offers exceptional preparation in clinical social work, scholarship, and social action.


Why pursue a Master of Social Work?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029. Job prospects are very good, particularly for clinical social workers.

When it comes to choosing an MSW degree program, what sets Simmons apart? We are committed to providing a personalized, coordinated, and integrated learning experience. Faculty and advisors supervise each MSW student's course load and work with students to help them select field education placements that meet their goals. The MSW program holds true to the Simmons mission: to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose.

The Simmons University Social Work MSW offers flexibility: MSW students at Simmons can choose between traditional on-campus courses or online courses  and can even dictate their pace of study.

Our innovative, hands-on MSW curriculum integrates education and practice with social justice values and multicultural perspectives, with a strong emphasis on field education. As clinician activists, our MSW degree students, faculty, and alumnae/i all work to develop solutions to social and racial  injustice through their teaching, research, clinical practice, and community engagement.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Policy, Communities, and Organizations
  • Social Work Practice
  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • Dynamics of Racism & Oppression
  • Field Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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65 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • 3-5 page statement describing the development of your interest in social work
  • 2-3 page Advanced Standing essay addressing B.S.W. learning and future learning goals
  • 3 recommendations including one recommendation from the supervisor of your senior BSW field placement and one recommendation from the BSW Program Field Director commenting on your overall performance (courses and placement.)
  • A copy of your most recent BSW field evaluation.
  • All college transcripts
  • A zoom interview with a Simmons MSW field faculty member is required. After reviewing the advanced standing applications and materials, the admission committee selects advanced standing applicants for interviews. Advanced standing applicants selected for interviews will receive their advanced standing admission decisions after the interview takes place.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    54843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1125 USD per credit during 16 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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