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Master’s Degree Programs

• Art Therapy/Counseling

• Business Administration 

• Counseling
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- General Counseling
- School Counseling
- Rehabilitation Counseling

• Education
- Working Teachers Educational Studies Non-licensure
- Working Teachers Educational Studies Professional Licensure

• Exercise Science and Sport Studies
- Athletic Training
- Clinical Exercise Physiology
- Exercise Physiology
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Strength and Conditioning 

• Occupational Therapy

• Physical Education
- Adapted Physical Education
- Advanced-Level Coaching
- Athletic Administration
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Physical Education Initial Licensure
- Physical Education Professional Licensure

• Physician Assistant

• Psychology
- Athletic Counseling
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Student Personnel Administration

• Social Work
- Advanced Generalist Practice
- Advanced Standing
- Dual Degree: MSW/Juris Doctor

• Sport Management
- Recreation Management
- Sport Management
- Therapeutic Management

Doctoral Degree Programs
• Doctor of Physical Therapy

• PhD in Physical Education
- Exercise Physiology
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Teaching and Administration

• PsyD in Counseling Psychology

Education at Springfield College is all about taking action. With an international reputation for educating tomorrow’s leaders in some of the most vital career fields, Springfield College provides students with a competitive edge—top-quality academic preparation, research opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities, and real-world experience on their résumés before graduation.

Graduate students at Springfield College put their classroom education to practice through field work and service learning. It’s a learning advantage based on the College’s historic mission: the Humanics philosophy, which calls for educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. Humanics is at the base of everything the College does—in academics, athletics, and student life.

Taking the next step toward an advanced degree is exciting. At Springfield College, we’re right there with you from application to commencement. Our graduate programs provide students with the employable skills and knowledge needed to advance their education and increase their job prospects. We have over 25 master’s degree programs and five doctoral degree programs, all of which are taught by faculty members who are passionate about their disciplines. Graduate courses at Springfield College do more than educate students; they’ll challenge students to think outside the box and inspire digging deeper. Students leave Springfield College with a degree and real, applicable expertise in their fields.

The campus
Springfield College is located in a picturesque New England setting on about 100 acres in the Pioneer Valley. It’s an easy drive to Boston and New York City, and just down the road, students can experience East Campus, 82 acres of forest ecosystem that sits on a mile of lake shoreline and houses ropes courses, canoes, kayaks, and a camping facility.

The College offers graduate students the opportunity to live on campus in both residence hall and apartment options. There are several dining and snack services, and the main dining facility offers an excellent variety of creative, fresh food stations to accommodate individual dietary preferences.

The campus has wireless internet access, smart classrooms, and computer labs. Our learning facilities are state of the art and include a human anatomy lab, a performance assessment lab, an art gallery, an exercise physiology/biomechanics lab, a theater, and a medical simulation lab featuring high-fidelity 3G adult and baby patient simulator manikins that respond to treatment as human patients would. 

Extensive athletic and recreational facilities include the Field House and Wellness & Recreation Center, which house strength and conditioning facilities; a six-lane running track; multipurpose courts; a six-lane, 50-meter pool; and classrooms and laboratories.

Springfield College has 3,408 undergraduate students and 1,500 graduate students on the main campus and at eight regional campuses across the country. These students come from 29 states and eight countries, mostly from the northeastern corridor of the country. With the majority of our undergraduate and graduate students residing on campus, Springfield College is a home away from home for its students. 

There are 211 full-time faculty members, 85% of whom have earned the highest degrees in their fields. Faculty members make the time so that students make the grade. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, students get the personal attention they need.

Student activities
More than 45 opportunities for student involvement include academic-interest clubs, special-interest clubs, special-event clubs, honor societies, campus broadcasts and publications, performing arts, and more.  

Springfield College offers 26 athletic teams, 12 club sports, and numerous intramural teams for students. The College competes in NCAA Division III and is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference. 

Career services
Graduates enter their careers well prepared thanks to workshops on interviewing and job search strategies, résumé preparation, and opportunities to network with alumni. 

Forming a network around the world, more than 43,000 Springfield College alumni live in most US states and many countries.

2018–2019 costs
The per-credit-hour cost for graduate students is $1,042. Housing costs range from $9,800–$13,900 per academic year. Meal plans vary, and there are many options from which to choose. 

Financial aid
Springfield College offers fellowships that assist in paying for tuition as well as professional development opportunities. Assistantships, which pay students an hourly wage, are also available. For some graduate students, AmeriCorps positions provide additional funding and professional opportunity that supplement their education. The Office of Financial Aid administers $19,386,000 in federal loans, and 70% of traditional graduate students borrow some federal loan money. Eighty-five percent of traditional graduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

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78 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Applied Behavior Analysis                
Athletic Training                
BSN to MSN Programs              
Clinical Psychology                
Community Counseling                
Computer Science                
Creative Writing                
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Leadership              
Elementary Education              
Environmental Education                
General MBA              
Health Education              
Library/Information Sciences                
Marriage/Family Counseling                
Modern & Romance Languages                
Nurse Administration              
Nurse Education              
Parks/Recreation Studies                
Political Science                
Post-Secondary Education                
Psychology - General                
Public Health                
Public Policy                
Reading & Literacy              
School Counseling              
School Psychology              
Social Work - MSW                
Speech Pathology              
TESOL Education                
Teacher Certification                
Teaching Art              
Teaching English              
Teaching Foreign Language              
Teaching History              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Other Subjects              
Teaching Science              
Weekend MBA Programs                
Women's Studies            


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