Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Simmons College

Program Details

The Master of Social Work from Simmons College is an online social work degree with an Advanced Standing option.  The Advanced Standing program is available to those with a completed Bachelor of Social Work, allowing them to earn their online MSW with only 37 credits and in as few as 16 months.

Regardless of the track you choose to take to earn your degree in social work, you will still study models of therapeutic practice, theories of human development, relational and group process, cultural learning, and social policy.  Courses cover numerous theoretical frameworks and practice methods that students will use in their own practices, including:

  • ecological systems theory
  • human development
  • sociocultural theory
  • psychodynamic theory
  • cognitive behavioral theory

The curriculum features hands-on field education opportunities that allow students to develop confidence and integrate what they are learning in the classroom into practice.  Graduates will be prepared to understand client problems, issues, and needs in a variety of settings while showing a commitment to social justice and the professional code of ethics.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Simmons College is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Applicaton Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must hold a Bachelor of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) granted within the past five years