Admissions Overview

SocialWork@Simmons is a clinically focused Master of Social Work (MSW) program delivered online from 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.

If you hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a CSWE-accredited undergraduate program, you may be eligible for Simmons’ advanced standing program. To learn more about the requirements to apply, visit the advanced standing admissions page.

Program Options

The traditional online MSW program comprises 65 credits and can be completed on an accelerated (four terms), full-time (six terms), or extended (eight terms) timeline. The advanced standing online MSW program comprises 37 credits and can be completed in 16 months. 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.

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 2020 Friday, November 8, 2019 Friday, November 22, 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 2020 Friday, November 8, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019

Advanced Standing Program

The advanced standing program allows BSW graduates to earn their MSW in as few as 16 months without completing foundational coursework. The next start date is January 2020.

Upcoming Admissions Deadlines

Advanced Standing Program Deadlines
Cohort Final Application Deadline
January 2020 Friday, November 8, 2019

Accelerated Program

Earn your degree in as little time as possible with our intensive 16-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 2020 Friday, November 8, 2019

Transfer Applicants

Upcoming Admissions Deadlines

Transfer Applicants Deadlines
Cohort Final Application Deadline
January 2020 Friday, November 8, 2019