Graduate Programs Springfield College

Graduate Programs Springfield College

Springfield, MA
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Springfield College Graduate Programs Prepare Leaders for Tomorrow's Careers

World renowned for educating leaders in their fields for more than 125 years, Springfield College master and doctoral programs will provide you with a strong foundation, experiential education, and a network of more than 45,000 alumni who work in communities throughout the United States and across the globe.

Springfield College master's and doctoral degree graduates bring to their future employers the competitive advantage of real-world experience gained through internships, fieldwork, and work study programs.

A small New England college with a big reputation, Springfield College is ranked in the top tier of Best Regional Universities -- North Region in the 2013 edition of U.S.News and World Reports "America's Best Colleges" and is a premier Leadership Development Center of the YMCA of the USA. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and its programs are accredited by numerous professional associations.

Master degree programs include art therapy/counseling, business administration (MBA) with concentrations in nonprofit management and business management, education, exercise science and sport studies, human services, occupational therapy, physical education, physician assistant, psychology and counseling, rehabilitation counseling and services, social work, and sport management and recreation. Springfield College also offers a doctor of physical therapy degree program (DPT); a doctor of psychology (PsyD) program in counseling psychology, with concentrations in athletic counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and marriage and family therapy; and a doctor of philosophy (PhD) program in physical education, with optional concentrations in sport psychology and exercise physiology.

Faculty and Alumni with International Reputations

Our faculty body, which is comprised of individuals who are experts in their fields--many with national and international reputations--provides close personal attention to each graduate student. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13-to-1. There are 209 full-time faculty members, 85 percent of whom have earned terminal, or the highest, degrees in their fields.

Springfield College faculty members and alumni have been international leaders in their fields for more than 125 years. The research of our faculty members and students has resulted in numerous breakthroughs in exercise physiology, kidney disease, dieting, E. coli, and more. And the pioneering continues.

Faculty members and alumni were founders of: physical education movements in China, Eastern Europe, and the Philippines; the Gay Games; Jacob's Pillow; and national and international professional organizations in sports medicine, physical education, and recreation.

Alumni invented the games of basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer, and wrote the first guidelines for aquatic lifesaving. Other faculty members and alumni have been leaders in developing the modern Olympics, educating YMCA professionals, and advancing athletics for women.

The faculty, alumni, and Springfield College Career Center provide valuable resources and networking opportunities for graduates as they consider career opportunities.

Award-winning Facilities Support Academics

Award-winning facilities support Springfield College's top-quality academics. The campus is technologically up-to-date with wireless zones, smart classrooms, computer labs, videoconferencing, a conference center, and more.

The Wellness & Recreation Complex and Athletic Training/Exercise Science facility has been cited as among the finest of its kind nationally. As a graduate student, you'll have access to the two-story complex, which features cardio and weight-training space and the latest equipment, a climbing and bouldering wall, four multipurpose teaching/activity spaces, fitness testing laboratories, and more.

The Field House, with the same Mondo track surface as in the Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing, includes a six-lane running track surrounding four multipurpose courts, as well as strength and conditioning facilities. The natatorium, outdoor track, and a range of playing fields are also available to graduate students.

The Schoo-Bemis Science Center is state of the art. The Fuller Arts Center is the site of vibrant visual and performing arts programs.

On-campus housing is available, and the food service is ranked by students at institutions across the country who are served by ARAMARK as its best in the United States.

Financial aid is available to graduate students through fellowships and assistantships.

Western Massachusetts Offers Rich Array of Social, Recreational, Cultural, and Athletic Opportunities

The beautiful New England campus of Springfield College is ideally situated on Lake Massasoit in western Massachusetts's Pioneer Valley.

The valley is vibrant with social, cultural, and athletic activities, and is home to 12 other colleges and universities. Nearby towns offer a variety of attractions including trendy shops, galleries, theater productions, nightclubs, and restaurants. The nearby Berkshire Mountains offer hiking, skiing, biking, and other outdoor activities.

Springfield is the fourth-largest Massachusetts city. Boston is 90 miles east, New York City is 130 miles south, Vermont is 45 miles north, and Bradley International Airport is 20 miles south.

Springfield College Office of Graduate Admissions

263 Alden St.

Springfield, MA 01109-3797

Tel.: (413) 748-3225 TTY: (413) 748-3383

Location & Contact

Graduate Programs

Springfield College

263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
United States

Dr. Mary Ann Coughlin

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Phone: 413-748-3959
Fax: 413-748-3764

Mary DeAngelo

Director of Enrollment Management

Phone: 413-748-3136
Fax: 413-748-3694

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Post-Master's Certificate
      Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
      Doctor of Psychology (Psy D)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Education (M Ed)
      Master of Physical Education (MPE)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test (for select programs)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty322
    • Full-time Percentage53%
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%