Organizational Leadership | Springfield College

Organizational Leadership

Master of Science
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Curriculum and Delivery
  • 30-credit program
  • Courses offered 100% online
  • A blend of academics and practitioners provides students with the theoretical and practical applications to organizational change and leadership development
  • Brightspace learning management environment is flexible and intuitive, and lets you focus on what is most important—your learning
  • Get the attention you deserve in right-sized classes where professors get to know you, and where you develop connections with your professors and classmates
  • Graduate with a capstone project that documents the application process of your newly acquired skills and profound learning through work with a community organization
  • Program curriculum
  • Learning outcomes
Start Dates and Duration
  • Start in September (fall semester) or January (spring semester)
  • Courses are offered full or part time
  • Full time complete in 4 semesters
  • Part time complete in 5 semesters
Paying for Your Education
Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, July 24 at 6 p.m.

Organizational Leadership Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, September 10 at 6 p.m.

Resources for Military & Veteran Students Information Session
Tuesday, September 17 at 1 p.m.

Organizational Leadership Virtual Information Session
Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m.

Organizational Leadership Virtual Information Session
Monday, February 10, 2025 at 5 p.m.

Organizational Leadership Virtual Information Session
Wednesday, April 16, 2025 at 5 p.m.

Springfield College - Organizational Leadership

The MS in Organizational Leadership at Springfield College explores leadership as a critical skill in cultivating healthy, productive, and inclusive organizational culture in the 21st century. Due to rapid and constant change in our society, we need leaders who understand the application of theory and the use of data to evaluate one’s own leadership skills and in the human services arena. You will be able to demonstrate expertise in leadership, organizational change, building organizational culture, increasing employee engagement, data analysis, and relationship building to influence social change.

  • Students develop leadership and team-building skills needed for implementing and coordinating organizational activities and managing change
  • Students gain the analytical skills to understand how to structure data in order to generate the best possible decisions from clients, consumers, participants, organizational stakeholders, or senior leadership
  • Students will enhance their ability to integrate organizational history, communication, and management techniques to lead in a constantly changing environment

“I was drawn to the program by other students' positive experiences and the course sequence. Each class built upon the class before in a sequence that made sense. The subjects seemed relatable to many careers and industries, and looking at other programs, this one stood out because of that transferable element.” Mike Harrowfield, G'23
Mike Harrowfield - Springfield College
“The program has been instrumental in supporting my professional development. Through tailored coursework, mentorship, and networking opportunities, the program has equipped me with the skills and insights needed to advance towards my career goals. It has been a valuable investment in my journey to success.” Brittany Dean, G'23
Brittany Dean - Springfield College

How to Apply:

Admissions Requirements

  1. Complete the FREE online application: Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials and instructions for submitting supplemental materials as listed below.
  2. Essay: 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. 
  3. Resume: 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. 
  4. Two letters of recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or direct supervisor: Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application.
  5. GRE Optional: It is optional to upload your GRE scores. The GRE is not required for the PsyD program. The Springfield College GRE code is 3763. You will be able to input your scores on your application. If you would like your GRE scores to be a part of your application, please make sure your official scores are submitted.
  6. Transcripts: An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to or mailed to the college address: 

Springfield College
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

International Applicants

In addition to the above admissions requirements, all international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS: Other tests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our language requirements for more information on acceptable tests, minimum scores, exemptions, and conditional acceptance. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed college-level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.
  • Please note: Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For this we recommend SpanTran, with its customized portal for Springfield College applicants. World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. are also recommended for your credential evaluations.

The Office of International Admissions can assist you with questions you may have about enrolling at Springfield College as an international student by emailing

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.

International Students:


  • Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: May 1


  • Application and Supporting Materials Deadline: October 1

Yolanda Holland, who earned a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership, discusses this program and what makes Springfield College a great option.

There are good jobs to be had.

Positions for social and community service managers, directors, and leaders are expected to grow by 15 percent by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a graduate of this program, you will be well-positioned to direct human service agencies and organizations.

Students sitting in a small group talking in class

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