Online Degree Programs
from Simmons University

For more than 100 years, Simmons has provided its students with transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose. Today, we provide students across the country with an education that combines intellectual leadership and professional preparation through rigorous online undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate programs.

Learn more about our online master's and doctorate offerings below:


The online Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program prepares students to become certified behavior analysts through a curriculum verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI®). Our coursework and supervised fieldwork experience ensure students meet all requirements needed to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam, which is needed to pursue advanced behavior analytic careers.

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The online Master of Public Health program is designed to give students the real-world skills needed to analyze and positively impact population health on a local, national, and global scale. With a distinct focus on health equity, students explore public health through a social justice lens while furthering their advocacy and leadership skills.

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With over a hundred years of experience preparing nurse leaders, the Simmons School of Nursing now delivers graduate programs online. These include a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program for RNs with a bachelor’s degree, an MSN program for RNs without a bachelor’s degree, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program for APRNs.

Learn More About the Online Master of Science in Nursing — Family Nurse Practitioner Programs Learn More About the Online Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Simmons School of Social Work offers online programs for compassionate practitioners driven by social justice. The online Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares students for direct practice in diverse clinical settings. The online Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) prepares students to advance their careers in the areas of leadership, clinical practice, and higher education.

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Why Earn a Simmons Graduate Degree Online?

Simmons offers rigorous, accredited, online master’s and doctorate programs complemented by dedicated support teams and a strong university community. Throughout the experience, students have advisors, faculty, tech specialists, fellow students, and an engaged alumni network on which they can rely.

At its core, Simmons puts the needs of students first. Our programs are designed to help students advance in all areas of life, and our community furthers this goal.

Simmons has been named a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes1.
Our programs that prepare students for professional exams all boast high pass rates.
We pride ourselves on a holistic admission review process that considers applicants with diverse experience levels and backgrounds.

I was searching for an online program from a reputable university that would allow me to earn a degree and balance life as a working single parent. The quality of education really mattered to me, and Simmons University became my top choice.

— Jeniffer Colonna-Romano, BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons Graduate '19

What Simmons’ Online Classes Offer

Simmons’ face-to-face classes and interactive platform allow you to immerse yourself in your field of study, discuss thought-provoking topics, and bond with classmates from diverse personal and professional backgrounds. To encourage meaningful discussion with faculty and peers, class sizes are kept small at 20 students or fewer.

Online program features include:

  • Multimedia weekly coursework
  • Live chats, surveys, and polls
  • Recorded lectures
  • Collaborative annotation and screen-sharing
  • Small group break-out rooms