Online Application for Graduate Students

  • To apply to the Occupational Therapy program, please click here.
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  • To apply to all other graduate programs, please follow the instructions below and scroll down for the online application.


  1. Please copy and provide a Recommendation Form to each of the three people who can comment on your interest in graduate study at Springfield College, as well as on your ability, potential, and readiness for the graduate program you have selected. We suggest you seek references from faculty members, advisors, internship supervisors, current or past employers, colleagues, or alumni of Springfield College. (Note: If you are currently enrolled in a master's degree or certificate of advanced study program at Springfield College, only two references from faculty with whom you took classes at Springfield will be needed.) Once completed, each recommendation should be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797. Alternatively, your references may fax their letter of recommendation to 413-748-3694, ATTN: Graduate Admissions, or e-mail the letter as an attachment to

  2. Complete and forward a resume to the Office of Graduate Admissions so that we might know of any college activities, out-of-school leadership opportunities, work experience, and community involvement that support your interest in or qualifications for graduate school. This document may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. See contact information provided in instruction #1.

  3. Complete and forward a personal statement to the Office of Graduate Admissions that describes significant life experiences that have contributed to your interest in your field, your understanding of this field, your occupational objectives, and why you have chosen Springfield College. (Approximately two to three double-spaced, typed pages is the recommended length.)

    For the School of Social Work, three to five double-spaced typed pages are requested, describing your professional goals, your reasons for pursuing the M.S.W. degree, and the educational and professional experiences and personal characteristics that make you a good candidate. This document may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. See contact information provided in instruction #1.

    The Sport Management department requires the following essay, in leiu of the one above: In a professionally written essay, please describe the current state of the sport or recreation industry, your salient experiences related to the industry, and how Springfield College will better prepare you for this industry.

    MBA applicants are asked to write a brief essay that outlines career goals and how the MBA degree will be of value in professional pursuits. (Limit responses to no more than 500 words).

  4. Request that an official transcript from each collegiate institution attended be forwarded to you for your return to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Springfield College. Should your college(s) wish to send the transcript directly to our office, that would be acceptable. All transcripts must be in English. If the institution was located outside of the United States, and the instruction was not in English, you are required to submit a professional credential evaluation from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), If requesting transfer of credits, a course-by-course report is required. We recommend World Education Services at or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., at for evaluations.

    In addition to the official transcript, the Psy.D. Program in Counseling Psychology requires the submission of a course syllabus for any course for which you will be seeking transfer credit.

  5. For Physician Assistant candidates only: complete the following pre-requisite worksheets and return to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
  6. Submit proper test results (taken within the last five years), depending on your choice of program, as follows:
    • Graduate Record Examination - for applicants to Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, and the Psy.D. Program in Counseling Psychology
  7. Advanced Standing Programs (Weekend and Weekday) Applicants to the Social Work Advanced Standing Program must complete a supplemental application in addition to completing a graduate application and requirements 1 through 4 listed above.
  8. Applicants to the Art Therapy/Counseling Program are required to submit a portfolio of their work to date. Should distance preclude a campus visit, alternate arrangements can be suggested by contacting the Director of the Art Therapy/Counseling Program or the Graduate Admissions Office.
  9. International Students must demonstrate English language proficiency, as illustrated by one of the following tests: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB); and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as proof of English proficiency. Scores from other English language proficiency tests will be considered on a case by case basis. Visit this page for additional information.

    For information regarding the financial aid process, please follow this link.

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