About This Program

Tuition

Master's: $6,120 per semester, full-time
Per credit hour: $680

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State Specific Scholarships

Available at the following campuses

  • Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.
  • Springfield College Boston
  • Springfield College Wilmington
  • Springfield College Online

Faculty Contact

David Rudder, PhD
Chair for the Department of Human Services
Department of Human Services
(413) 748-3974
drudder@springfieldcollege.edu

Admissions Contact

Alie Baranauskas
Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator for the School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
abaranauskas@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3060

Graduate Admissions

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The hybrid or fully online master’s program for leading with confidence that you can earn between one year and 18 months. 

The Master of Human Services with an organizational leadership concentration 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, and 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.

Our organizational leadership program offers the opportunity for students to access their courses in a variety of ways; we call this hybrid delivery which may be a combination of face-to-face, synchronous, and asynchronous virtual or online coursework.

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Hybrid Program

Earn your degree in a setting that includes a mixture of online and face-to-face classes. This degree is offered at our SpringfieldBoston, and Wilmington campuses.

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Online Program

Earn a degree fully online in a social and interactive learning environment. 

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

There are good jobs to be had.

Now is the right time to pursue your Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in organizational leadership. That’s because positions for social and community service managers, directors, and leaders are expected to grow by 17 percent by 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, mean annual salaries range from $70,500 for managers at community service organizations to upwards of $129,800 for training and development managers (May 2018), federal statistics show.

As a graduate of this program, you will be well-positioned to direct nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and federal, state, and local agencies. 

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Admissions Requirements

This program enrolls students in the Fall or Spring.

This program is available at our Springfield, Mass., Boston, Mass., and Wilmington, Del. campuses, and fully online.

Complete the application form. No application fee.

Start your application process by completing the online application form. Be sure to complete your application by submitting all the required materials outlined in this section. 

Graduate Admissions Essay

Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials. Once you login to your application portal you'll be able to upload your 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. 

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. Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials. Once you login to your application portal you'll be able to upload your resume

Letters of Recommendation

This program requires two letters of recommendation. Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application.

Official Transcripts from All Institutions Previously/Currently Attended

  • An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required.
  • 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. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to graduate@springfield.edu, or mailed to the college address:

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

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.
  • 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. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

Our Associate Director of International Admissions Nicholas Venn can answer any questions you may have about enrolling in Springfield College as an international student. You may email him at intladmissions@springfield.edu or via phone at (413) 748-3891.

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. Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload their letter to your application. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to graduate@springfield.edu, or mailed to the college address:

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

APPLY ONLINE

Priority deadlines are as follows:

  • July 15 for fall (September) entry
  • December 1 for spring (January) entry

All required supporting materials are due as follows:

  • August 1 for fall (September) entry
  • January 1 for spring (January) entry