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School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Programs

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.  The programs provide students with a solid foundation for entry-level positions in rehabilitation and disabilities studies, human services, and psychology. The undergraduate preparation is appropriate for students who intend to pursue graduate education in counseling, human services, psychology, and social work.

Undergraduate Programs

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
Human Services

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Graduate Programs

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Education (MEd), Master of Science (MS), Master of Social Work (MSW), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD).  The Department of Graduate Social Work offers a dual Master of Social Work/Juris Doctorate, (MSW/JD) with Western New England University School of Law.

Graduate Programs

Athletic Counseling 
Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Counseling Psychology (PsyD) 
General Counseling 
Human Services (Master's Degree) 
Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
Psychology (Master's Degree) 
Rehabilitation Counseling 
School Counseling
Social Work (MSW, MSW/JD) 
Student Affairs Administration 

A Message from the Dean

Thank you for your consideration of Springfield College, an independent, comprehensive coeducational institution founded in 1885, with a mission to educate students in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity by building upon a foundation of Humanics and academic excellence. 

Welcome to the School of Social Work and Behavioral Science. We are proud to be part of Springfield College and its rich tradition of preparing leaders for service to others. The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences enrolls undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus and in regional locations. The School is home to four departments: the Department of Counseling, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Graduate Social Work. The departments offer undergraduate degree programs, including rehabilitation and disability studies, human services and psychology. The departments also offer graduate programs, including clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, school counseling, organizational management and leadership, athletic counseling, industrial/organizational psychology, student personnel, counseling psychology, and social work.

Faculty members are passionate about teaching and they are actively engaged in professional and community service, and scholarly work. The Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is student-centered, community-focused, and committed to diversity and social justice. We look forward to helping you reach your educational and career goals by providing you with an exceptional learning experience.


School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Tel: (413) 748-3065
Fax: (413) 748-3069


Dr. Francine Vecchiolla
(413) 748-3065

Office Staff

Angela Bamber
Administrative Coordinator
(413) 748-3065

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Department of Counseling

Shelly Gosselin
Administrative Associate
(413) 748-3375

Department Head

Allison Cumming-McCann, PhD
(413) 748-3025

Department of Graduate Social Work

Michele Mariani
Administrative Associate
(413) 748-3064

Department Head

William T. Fisher, EdD
(413) 748-3058

Department of Human Services

Maryann Batchelor-Laframboise
Administrative Associate
(413) 748-3853

Department Head

David Rudder, PhD
(413) 748-3974

Department of Psychology

Patty King
Administrative Associate
(413) 748-3592

Department Head

Elizabeth Morgan, PhD
(413) 748-3301



American Psychological Association - Psychology, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Council on Social Work Education-Social Work, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs – Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S. or M.Ed)