In order to be considered for SocialWork@Simmons, candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average. Relevant work or volunteer experience also is required.
A completed application must include the following:
- Online application
- Application fee
- Statement of Professional and Educational Intent
- Official transcripts
- Three completed recommendation forms
- Interview (by invitation)
The online application can be accessed here. Candidates must complete the entire application in order to be considered for admission to the program.
The nonrefundable application fee is $50. The fee can be paid electronically as part of the online application. Applicants who submit an application before the priority application deadline are charged a reduced fee of $30.
Candidates must show relevant work experience through summer employment, volunteer work during or after college, and/or full-time employment in the human services field. No course credit will be granted for work experience.
Statement of Professional and Educational Intent
The Statement of Professional and Educational Intent should explain the candidate’s interest in an education in clinical social work and describe their commitment to social work values. The statement should include how the candidate’s educational and work experience has prepared her or him to succeed in the program and why the candidate would be an asset to the SSW online community. The statement should be three to five pages (double spaced) in length.
Candidates must submit official transcripts from every institution attended, regardless of whether a degree was earned, including community college or study abroad programs. Transcript requests can take time to process, so we recommend submitting requests to these institutions as soon as possible. All official transcripts should be sent to:
8201 Corporate Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Letters of Recommendation
Candidates are required to secure three professional or academic recommendations. Individuals providing recommendations must complete Simmons’s online recommendation form and are asked to speak to the candidate’s commitment to and readiness for graduate clinical social work education. Additional information on recommendations is provided in the online application.
There is no standardized testing requirement for SocialWork@Simmons. However, students for whom English is not their first language are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score that demonstrates satisfactory proficiency. A minimum score of 600 on the paper test, 250 on the computerized test, or 105 on the Internet-based test is required. Simmons must receive scores directly from ETS (Educational Testing Service). If you have questions about this requirement, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-523-SSSW (7779).
In some cases, the admissions committee may request an interview as part of the admissions process. Interviews can be conducted in person or via Skype.
If you are ready to apply to SocialWork@Simmons, begin your application here. To contact an Admissions Counselor, call 1-855-523-SSSW (7779) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request more information here.