I was sorry to read of some poor experiences detailed from a couple of years ago. I'm graduating in two terms and am thrilled with my Simmons experience so far. Perhaps program changes recently occurred? I do agree the placement officers could use some... Read More human services training and earnestly listen to students (better than mine did). I found placement the weakest link in the program. As well, placement is not related to professor duties. So far, all professors are highly credentialed and hold diverse and fascinating clinical backgrounds shared in the classroom. Sometimes the async work feels a little mundane-not a lot of dynamic visuals-yet the content is packed with relevant educational information. I also find the content timely, especially the social justice, cultural considerations, and systemic-level change considerations interwoven daily . The clinical professors are dynamite. Theoretical frameworks, interventions, and assessment and diagnosis content is wildly comprehensive. Personally, I highly recommend the program!
I loved being able to get a degree online. It allowed me still be able to work full time. In the field of social work being able to share a class with students from all over the US was enriching. I appreciated the bond that I had with my classmates. I... Read More didnt think I could have a bind with an online cohort, but Simmons made it easy with its structure. Classes were once a week online and we had to sign in and have video and audio. It allowed us to interact with one another and see each other on a weekly basis. I made a lot of life long friends. I also gained perspective from people in areas that differ from mine which created a broader scope for learning and understanding.