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Learn more about the admissions process and additional information.

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To apply.

All applicants are required to submit:

Online application form and $50 application fee

Apply online

Master of Occupational Therapy students should apply here.

Doctor of Physical Therapy applicants should apply here.

Please note: Students applying to Physician Assistant Studies have additional requirements. View them here.

Graduate Admissions Essay

Most programs: In two to three double-spaced pages, please describe 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. 

Sport Management and Recreation: 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.

Therapeutic Recreation Management: In a professionally written essay, please describe the current state of the therapeutic recreation industry, your salient experiences related to the industry, and how Springfield College will better prepare you for this industry. 


Please include any college activities, out-of-school leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.

Letters of Recommendation

Please provide the recommendation form to each of the people you have chosen to comment on your interest in graduate study at Springfield College, as well as your preparedness for it. You will need to submit either two or three letters of recommendation. Program requirements are below.

Programs Requiring Two Letters of Recommendation Programs Requiring Three Letters of Recommendation
Adapted Phyiscal Education Art Therapy/Counseling
Advanced-level Coaching MBA 
Athletic Administration Education, all professional licensure options
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Occupational Therapy
Physical Education Initial Licensure Physician Assistant
PhD in Exercise Physiology Physical Therapy
PhD in Teaching and Administration Advanced Pedagogy - Professional Licensure
Applied Exercise Physiology PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Clinical Exercise Physiology Sport Management and Recreation
Sport and Exercise Physiology Therapeutic Recreation and Management
Strength and Conditioning Athletic Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling PsyD - Counseling Psychology
School Counseling  
Rehabilitation Counseling  
Industrial or Organizational Psychology  
Student Affairs Administration  
Social Work  
Advanced Standing for BSW graduates  
Dual Degree: MSW/JD  


Official transcripts from all institutions previously/currently attended

Some programs require the GRE

The following programs require the GRE:

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Master of Education in Physical Education
    • Adapted Physical Education
    • Advanced-level coaching
    • Athletic Administration
    • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    • Physical Education Initial Licensure
    • Advanced Pedagogy - Professional Licensure
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Education
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Sport and Exercise Physiology
    • Teaching and Administration
  • Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
    • Applied Exercise Physiology track
    • Clinical Exercise Physiology track
  • Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning
  • PsyD - Counseling Psychology

International Applicants

All international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required, in addition to the items listed above, to submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed College level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.

To submit materials.

After submitting your online application form you will receive user login credentials to access your student application portal. From that portal you will be able to upload your Graduate Admissions Essay and your resume. All other materials must be emailed to directly from the original source.


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Why Springfield College?

You'll graduate with knowledge from the classroom, experience in the field, and a leg up on your competition. And, that's just the beginning.

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Graduate Housing

As a graduate student, it's important to find the housing that works for you. Whether you're living on or off the campus, you'll feel like you're part of our community. 

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Life on Campus

Our Graduate Student Organization is here for you. They host events designed to help you meet classmates, network, and take a moment to breathe.

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Spend time making the most of all that we offer, including a Career Center and a Health Center.