School of Professional and Continuing Studies Master’s Admissions
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Completed application for admission to the master’s degree program
After submitting your application online, please contact the assistant director of recruitment and admissions at the campus for guidance on next steps of the admissions process. Click here for campus contact information.
Typed personal statement
We want to learn more about your background experiences and future goals to ensure that our master’s degree program best meets your personal, professional, and learning needs. In two to three typed, double-spaced pages, please answer one of the following questions. Once completed, you may fax, email, or mail the personal statement to your campus of choice.
- What are your personal, professional, and learning goals, and how might the master’s degree program help you achieve these goals?
- Describe a single work experience which has had a significant impact on how you think about yourself and human services. In what ways has this experience influenced what you hope to gain from the master’s degree program?
- What lesson have you learned from your life and work experiences? How do these lessons shape your learning goals for the master’s degree program?
Typed résumé demonstrating a commitment to community service
The résumé must indicate a minimum of five years of work experience, paid or volunteer. You may email or mail it to your campus of choice.
Professional letter of reference
Please include a professional letter of reference that speaks directly to the question you have answered in your personal statement. Personal references from family members are not accepted. You may email or mail it to your campus of choice.
You must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in order to be considered for these programs.
Official transcripts from all colleges attended
You may submit official transcripts to us in one of these ways: Request that they be sent electronically from the college to firstname.lastname@example.org; request that your official transcripts be sent directly to the Springfield College campus you wish to attend; or request that your official transcripts be mailed directly to you, and then forward them to us in their original, sealed envelope. Click here for campus contact information.
Interview with a faculty or staff member
Please contact the assistant director of recruitment and admissions at the campus you wish to attend to schedule an interview. Click here for campus contact information.
Additional requirements for MBA applicants
Applicants for the MBA program must have completed at least two of the following foundational courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate level, or a combination of coursework and demonstrated professional experience. Each course should be the equivalent of at least 3 credit hours of academic work as evidenced by a grade of "C-" or better on an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution.
- Financial or Managerial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Economics (Microeconomics or Macroeconomics)
Applicants who have not completed the foundational undergraduate prerequisite coursework stated above may complete them by one or a combination of the following methods:
Taking the following Undergraduate CLEP/DANTES/DSST examinations receiving a passing grade leading to 3 credit award recommendations:Principles of Macroeconomics. This exam covers aggregate demand and aggregate supply, and monetary and fiscal policy tools.
Principles of Microeconomics. This exam covers economic principles applying to consumers and businesses.
Financial Accounting. This exam focuses on concepts from an introductory financial accounting course.
- Credit by Examination. Students may challenge the prerequisites based on their previous work experience by completing a comprehensive exam based upon the outcomes of the graduate level Foundations of Business course.
Applicants can enroll in Springfield College's MBA Foundations of Business course (BUSM 500). These applicants are given "provisional acceptance," and are limited to taking BUSM 500 Foundations of Business and BUSM 650 Leadership and Governance for Nonprofits in their first term. Students must earn a “pass” for BUSM 500 and earn a “B” (3.0) for BUSM 650 in order to continue in the MBA program.
Please contact the assistant director of recruitment and admissions at the campus you wish to attend for further clarification and questions. Click here for campus contact information.
When applying, you will be asked to pay a $40 application fee with a credit card, or you may send a check or money order made out to Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies to the campus you are applying to. Do not send cash. Please note: The application fee is waived for applicants who have graduated from an undergraduate program at Springfield College, and for veterans with proof of veteran status.
Financial Aid Information
Springfield College makes admissions decisions without regard to the student’s ability to pay educational expenses. College grant funds are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. State and federal funds are awarded and disbursed subject to the program regulations of the awarding agency. Eligibility based on financial need is determined by estimating cost of attendance and subtracting family contribution as calculated by federal, state, and college regulations. The College does not meet full need for all eligible students.
File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. An application for financial aid must be completed for each academic year. Our school code is 002211.
For assistance through this process, visit our Office of Financial Aid, contact the financial aid coordinator at your campus, or call the Springfield College Office of Financial Aid at (413) 748-3112.
For more information and resources, visit the Financial Aid section of our website.
Springfield College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis in admission and access to, and employment and treatment in, its programs and activities.