Springfield College

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Education at Springfield College is all about taking action. 

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Graduate programs
• Art Therapy
• Business Administration (MBA)
• Education
• Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Concentrations in Athletic Training, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Strength and Conditioning
• Human Services
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Education
Concentrations in Adapted Physical Education, Advanced-Level Coaching, Athletic Administration, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Physical Education Teacher Advanced Pedagogy, and Physical Education Teacher Licensure
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Psychology and Counseling
Concentrations in Athletic Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, School Counseling, and Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education
• Rehabilitation Counseling and Services
Concentrations in General Counseling and Casework, Pediatric and Developmental
Disability Counseling, and Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling
• Social Work
• Sport Management and Recreation
Concentrations in Recreation Management, Sport Management, and Therapeutic Recreation Management

• Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Education Specializations in Exercise Physiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Teaching and Administration
• Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Counseling Psychology

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 graduating.

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 through commencement. Our graduate programs provide students with the employable skills and knowledge needed to advance their education and increase their job prospects. We have more than 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 or New York City, and just down the road, students can experience East Campus, 52 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 Wi-Fi, 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 mannequins 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 2,228 traditional undergraduate students, 1,018 traditional graduate students, and 1,020 non-traditional adult students at regional campuses in eight states. These students come from 33 states and 12 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.
Eighty-five percent of full-time facul
ty members have earned the highest degree possible in their areas. 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 varsity sports for students, 11 club sports, and numerous intramural teams. The College competes in the 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 career searches 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 45,000 Springfield College alumni live in most US states and many countries.
2016–2017 costs
The per-credit-hour cost for graduate students is $1,017. Housing costs range from $6,600–$10,160. Meal plans vary, and there are many options to choose from.

Financial aid
Springfield College offers fellowships to qualified applicants 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, AmeriCorp positions provide additional funding and professional opportunities that supplement their education. During the 2016–2017 academic year, Springfield College graduate students received $3.3 million in associateship and fellowship funding.



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48 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Art Therapy                
Clinical Psychology                
Clinical Research                
Coaching Education            
Counseling & Therapy                
Counseling Psychology PhD                
Early Childhood Education              
Elementary Education              
General MBA                
Health Education                
Health Sciences                
Higher Education              
Human Physiology                
Occupational Therapy                
Organizational Psychology              
Parks/Recreation Studies                
Physical Education            
Physical Therapy                
Physician Assistant                
Psychology - General              
Rehabilitation Counseling                
School Counseling              
School Psychology                
Secondary Education              
Social Work - MSW                
Special Education              
Sports & Fitness Management                
Sports Administration                
Sports Medicine                
Sports Psychology              
Student Affairs/Development              
Substance Abuse Counseling                
Teacher Certification              


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