Master of Social Work / Child & Family
Simmons College

Program Details

The Master of Social Work from Simmons College is an online MSW with a concentration in Child & Family available for those specifically interested in this area.  With the Child & Family concentration students complete a structured sequence of courses to gain advanced skills that will help them work with complex client systems, such as families.  You will also gain the practice expertise to assist individuals within the family or other client system, especially children.

All students earning an online master’s in social work will study models of therapeutic practice, theories of human development, relational and group process, cultural learning, and social policy.  You will complete courses that cover various theoretical frameworks and practice methods that you will be able to use in future practice, including:

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

Hands-on field education opportunities are an important part of the curriculum, allowing students to develop confidence while integrating classroom learning into practice.  Graduates are prepared to understand client problems, issues, and need in various settings while showing commitment to social justice and the professional code of ethics.


  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional and educational intent
  • Essay
  • 3.0 GPA

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education