Human Services: Organizational Leadership
About This Program
Course Delivery and Completion
Virtual Information Session
The MS in Human Services: 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, 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.
This program enrolls students in the Fall or Spring.
This program is available at our Springfield, Mass. campus, 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.
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 email@example.com, or mailed to the college address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
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. 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 staff in the Office of International Admissions can assist you with questions you may have about enrolling at Springfield College as an international student by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or mailed to the college address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Core Requirements (21 credits)
- BUSM 679 - Human Resource Management Credits: 3
- ORGL 671 - Ethical Leadership Credits: 3
- ORGL 673 - Organizational Planning and Performance Management Credits: 3
- ORGL 682 - Fiscal Analysis and Allocation Credits:
- ORGL 684 - Shaping Organizations and Change Management Credits: 3
- RSCH 610 - Foundations and Methods of Research Credits: 3
- ORGL 690 - Graduate Capstone Credits: 3
Selective Requirements (9 credits)
Students select 3 courses from the following to complete program requirements:
- BUSM 655 - Fund Development and Philanthropy Credits: 3
- ORGL 678 - Advocacy and Policy Analysis Credits: 3
- ORGL 674 - Cultural Competence Leadership Credits: 3
- ORGL 680 - Negotiations and Conflict Management Credits: 3
- ORGL 686 - Social Entrepreneurship Credits: 3
- ORGL 688 - Crisis Management Credits: 3
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