President Mary-Beth A. Cooper, Ph.D., D.M.
Anne Griffin, Director of Graduate Admissions
You’ve reached an exciting point in your life. You’re considering an advanced degree that will take your career to the next level. Thank you for considering SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE. Founded in 1885, we at Springfield College are known worldwide for the guiding principles of our Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. You will leave here extraordinarily well prepared. You will benefit from world-class faculty, experience in the field, our supportive and vast alumni community, and the top companies, health-care facilities, schools and institutions of higher learning, and industry leaders with whom we will put you in direct contact. Springfield College is consistently ranked in the top tier of its category in “Best Regional Universities – North Region” in the U.S. News Best Colleges report. That’s true for 2019, too. We are well known for our focus on Humanics. What is that, you ask? We’re always happy to share. Humanics is our unique philosophy that calls for the education of students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. That means that we focus on helping students grow the whole person so they can serve as leaders in their communities, organizations, companies, or wherever their next steps take them.
Springfield College students provide more than 120,000 hours of community service annually. This is done through academic opportunities, such as our on-campus stroke therapy clinic for community members; clubs and organizations, which includes Habitat for Humanity and the Springfield College Outreach Committee; athletics, including Men’s Basketball Coach Charlie Brock’s reading program for students in Springfield Public Schools; and our Office of Student Volunteer Programs, which helps students locate and organize community service activities.
Springfield College is located in picturesque New England and is situated on the shores of Lake Massasoit. Centrally located to a variety of attractions, restaurants, and entertainment venues, there’s always something to do. Across the lake is East Campus, which is 82 acres of forest ecosystem in the center of the city. With ropes courses, canoes, kayaks, and an outdoor fire pit with seating for 200, East Campus serves as an excellent experiential learning and teambuilding resource. Our reach doesn’t stop in Springfield. We have online learning opportunities and regional campuses across the country.
A Springfield College T-shirt at the airport or a Luther Gulick triangle bumper sticker on your car are bound to attract Springfield College alumni who have the same amount of passion for the College as when they were students. Our alumni stay in touch, even if they’re living in a different time zone. The Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Center host networking events where students can meet alumni, make connections, and get leads for jobs and internships.
MASTERS: Art Therapy/Counseling (Master of Education or Master of Science), Athletic Counseling (Master of Education or Master of Science in Psychology), Business Administration, Education (concentrations in Early Childhood Education, Elementary, Secondary Education, Special Education), Exercise Physiology (concentrations in Applied and Clinical Exercise Physiology), Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Master of Education), Occupational Therapy (Master of Science), Physical Education & Health Education (concentrations in Advanced Pedagogy, Athletic Administration, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Initial Licensure) Physician Assistant (Master of Science), Counseling (concentrations in General Counseling, School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling), Social Work (Master of Social Work), Sport Management and Recreation (Master of Education or Master of Science with concentrations in Sport Management, Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation Management), Student Affairs Administration (Master of Education).
DOCTORATE: Physical Education (PhD): Specializations in Exercise Physiology, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Teaching & Administration, Physical Therapy (DPT), Counseling Psychology (PsyD).
CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY: Offered in psychology, counseling, education, and physical education programs.