Curricular Pathways

The online Master of Social Work program offers opportunities for focused study that build knowledge and skills in an area of personal interest. Students can either choose to customize their own Individualized Course of Study (ICS) or opt to follow one of four Specialized Courses of Study:

Individualized Course of Study

Students who choose to pursue an ICS can select their advanced clinical courses based on their interests and career goals. Students will develop advanced clinical skills in the areas of practice where they have the most interest, or explore new interests related to practice approaches, fields of practice, or specific populations.

Specialized Course of Study

A Specialized Course of Study expands students’ knowledge in a specific area of clinical practice.

Students who elect a specialized course of study complete advanced clinical courses required by that course of study.

To learn more about SocialWork@Simmons clinical specializations or choosing an individualized course of study, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-523-SSSW (7779).

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