- Do I need to hold an undergraduate degree in social work to be eligible for the program?
- Are GRE or GMAT scores required for admission?
- I’m not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; can I apply?
- Are letters of recommendation required?
- Can I request that my transcripts be sent electronically?
- Do I need to complete an interview?
- Is work experience required?
- Is there an application fee?
- Can I waive the application fee?
- Are there any prerequisite course requirements?
- Does SocialWork@Simmons accept transfer credits?
Do I need to hold an undergraduate degree in social work to be eligible for the program?↑
No. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a B (3.0) average in any major.
Are GRE or GMAT scores required for admission?↑
GRE and GMAT scores are not required for admission.
I’m not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; can I apply?↑
International students are not eligible for the online program at this time. Please refer to our Field Placement FAQ page for more information.
Are letters of recommendation required?↑
Yes. You must submit three letters of professional or academic recommendation. Good references are from those who can speak to your values, work ethic, and your desire for learning, caring for others, academic acumen, and critical-thinking skills. Please refer to the Admissions page on our website for more information.
Can I request that my transcripts be sent electronically?↑
Many schools issue transcripts electronically, either through their own web services or through vendors. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, please specify that your transcript(s) be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or select Simmons College – SocialWork@Simmons if listed as an option through a vendor. This will expedite the delivery of your transcript(s) and the completion of your application.
Do I need to complete an interview?↑
An interview is not required; however, the admissions committee may request an evaluative interview upon review of your completed application.
Is work experience required?↑
Some experience is required. This can come in the form of summer employment, volunteer work during or after college, internships, and/or full-time employment in the human services field after college graduation. No course credit is given for life or work experience.
Is there an application fee?↑
Yes, there is a $50 application fee. If you apply by the priority deadline, the application fee is only $30.
Can I waive the application fee?↑
At this time, there are no application fee waivers available.
Are there any prerequisite course requirements?↑
There are no prerequisite courses required. However, a writing course may be recommended to some students to complete within their first term in order to optimize student success. This course teaches some of the basic skills necessary for written work at Simmons, such as writing a literature review, organizational skills in writing, using APA format, and other skills useful for entry into the program.
Does SocialWork@Simmons accept transfer credits?↑
Yes. Students who have earned course and/or field education credits in another CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) program in the last five years may petition to transfer credit. For additional information on petitioning for transfer credit or applying as a transfer applicant, contact our Admissions Team at 1-855-523-7779.