Choose how you want to serve others as a social worker while choosing a flexible schedule and education experience that meets your needs.
You offer a commitment to the pursuit of education and experience needed to make a difference through a career in social work.
We offer flexibility and an on-demand approach for you to achieve your goals, including:
- Weekday, evening, and weekend classes to fit your busy schedule and to meet your bottom line. (Personalize your schedule by taking a mixture of weekday and weekend classes.) All classes are offered either in real-time or as scheduled by agreement during this time of pandemic social distancing.
- A hybrid format with a mixture of in-person class time and online coursework. (Curriculum outcomes are the same, regardless of format).
- Hands-on experiences, employer-based internships, and reduced tuition options.
- And world-renown faculty.
The hallmark of a Springfield College education is our “Early and Often” approach to experiential learning. Field-based internships (two required for all class options, with the exception of advanced standing students, who complete one internship). And, if you are already working in the social work field, you have the possibility of completing an employment-based internship.
Typical course options:
(Alterations are in place for pandemic distancing. We are happy to discuss them with you.)
Full-time, two-year, weekday classes
These classes, available in Springfield, take place on a weekly basis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3:50 pm. Some courses are offered in a hybrid format.
Full-time, two-year, evening classes
These classes, available in Springfield, take place on a weekly basis on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. All courses are in a hybrid format.
Part-time, three-year, weekend classes
These classes, available in both Springfield and Worcester, take place every other weekend on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3:40 pm. Some courses are offered in a hybrid format. Students can enroll in either the fall or spring.
Advanced standing weekday or weekend classes
This program is available for Bachelor of Social Work graduates, who have completed a BSW program within the past five years at a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). These classes, available at the Springfield campus, begin in the summer and can be completed in just three semesters for the weekday program and four semesters for the weekend program. Some courses are offered in a hybrid format.
Master of Social Work/ JD program
Interested in a career at the intersection of social work and the law? Earn an MSW/JD dual-degree in conjunction with Western New England University School of Law, and complete both degrees in four—rather than five—years.
Equipped with social work and legal skills, students will be prepared to meet the multiple challenges found in many areas of practice such as child welfare, education, mental health, family mediation, criminal and juvenile justice, advocacy, and human rights.
Students are eligible to take the full-time, two-year, weekday classes for this degree. Some courses are offered in a hybrid format.