School of Professional and Continuing Studies

Leadership in the Community

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies allows students to expand their educational background while maintaining their roles as leaders in their communities and careers.

Grace Diaz BS'09, MS'11, State Representative, Rhode Island General Assembly

School of Professional and Continuing Studies
(Formerly School of Human Services)

Transforming Careers and Communities

The Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies provides adult learners who are interested in the field of human services a chance to advance their education while making a difference in the world. Earn a bachelor's or master's degree in as few as 16 months with flexible weekend class schedules.

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Students going to school during the weekend
Reason #1
Weekend classes

Attend classes on the weekends without disrupting your work and your family. Classes typically meet two weekends per month.

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Reason #2
An affordable degree

Often finishing in 16 to 24 months, a reasonable tuition, and staff to help you navigate the financial aid process combine to make this an affordable program.

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Reason #3
Fully accredited

Be proud to graduate from a well-respected, fully accredited college.

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Reason #4
Credit for prior learning

Earn undergraduate credit for prior learning, work, and life experiences. You may transfer in as many as 72 credits.

Houston campus graduates
Reason #5
16 to 24 months

Earn your bachelor's or master's degree in as few as 16 months, saving you time and money.

Students at Choices Women's Center
Reason #6
Student Projects

Bring learning to life with hands-on community projects, making connections and impacting people before you graduate.

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Reason #7
Adult-focused

Learn with other adults from all walks and stages of life, focused on transforming their communities and their careers.

Professor offering one on one support
Reason #8
Support Adults Need

Get the support you need from attentive staff and academic success centers located at each campus.

Student receiving after class help
Reason #9
Outstanding Faculty

Learn from faculty members who are currently working in human services and are anxious to share their experiences.

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Reason #10
Lots of Choices

Choose from popular concentrations and from 10 campuses.

“The fact that this program focuses on adults was a deciding factor for me. My class weekends opened me up to many new possibilities.”
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Degrees and Programs
10 Regional Campuses
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