Masters in Social Work


Student Spotlight: Q&A with Brian Prester

Brian Prester was working as a flight instructor in pursuit of a career as an airline pilot when health issues forced him to re-evaluate his life and career goals. In doing so, he realized the call to social work. Brian decided to pursue a graduate degree in social work to gain the knowledge and skills necessary not only to become a helping professional, but also to become an effective social change agent.

Interested in a Job in Forensic Social Work?

Are you interested in becoming a forensic social worker? You can position yourself to enter the field by applying social work practice principals within the context of the legal system. Learn more... 

Master of Social Work Versus Master in Psychology

So you have already earned your bachelor’s degree and have decided to pursue the next stage of academia — the master’s degree. You’re interested in direct practice and helping individuals, families, groups, and communities to improve their well-being and achieve success in areas of their lives where they may be struggling. You may be torn between getting a master’s degree in psychology or in social work, and are wondering what each degree can do for you...

Simmons School of Social Work Launches Online Master’s Program

Market demand for social work practitioners is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, aspiring social work professionals from around the country have the opportunity to earn a Master of Social Work degree from a nationally accredited institution — online...