Admissions Overview

SocialWork@Simmons is a clinically focused Master of Social Work (MSW) program delivered online by Simmons School of Social Work. To apply, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average. Relevant work or volunteer experience is also required. If you are enrolled or have been enrolled in another CSWE-accredited MSW program, you may apply as a transfer student. Visit the application requirements page for a complete list of the items you must include, or start your application today.

Program Options

The online MSW program comprises 65 credits and can be completed on an accelerated (four terms), full-time (six terms), or extended (eight terms) timeline. We offer multiple start dates per year, and the admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will receive an admissions decision.

Accelerated Program

Earn your degree in as little time as possible with our intensive 15-month program. Three start dates per year are offered in January, May, and September.

Upcoming Admissions Deadlines

Accelerated Program Deadlines
Cohort Final Application Deadline
January 2019 November 9, 2018

Full-Time Program

Experience the traditional Simmons MSW program, and earn your degree full time in 23 months. Choose from five start dates in January, March, May, September, and November.

Upcoming Admissions Deadlines

Full-Time Program Deadlines
Cohort Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
January 2019 November 9, 2018 November 28, 2018
March 2019 January 18, 2019 February 6, 2019

Extended Program

Take the most time to earn your degree with our part-time 32-month program, offered in January, March, May, September, and November.

Upcoming Admissions Deadlines

Extended Program Deadlines
Cohort Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
January 2019 November 9, 2018 November 28, 2018
March 2019 January 18, 2019 February 6, 2019

Transfer Applicants

Upcoming Admissions Deadlines

Transfer Applicants Deadlines
Cohort Final Application Deadline
January 2019 November 9, 2018
March 2019 January 18, 2019