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Students attend classes at Springfield College School of Social Work
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Social workers help in so many ways

Learn more about the field of social work

The social work field allows individuals to make a difference in the lives of others through their practice in a wide variety of employment settings with a range of skills. If you’re new to the world of social work, or just starting your academic program search, you may be asking yourself, “What do social workers do?”


Students In the Springfield College School of Social Work

School of Social Work Leading the Charge Against Drug Addiction

Until this year, social work students at Springfield College only learned about substance abuse if they took an elective course. Beginning this fall, all social work students are learning about drug addiction as part of their core curriculum.

Gov. Charlie Baker announces agreement on drug addiction.

SSW Faculty to Participate in the Faculty Behavioral Health Curriculum Development Initiative

During the next four years, Springfield College assistant professors of social work, Joyce Taylor, PhD, and Lisa E. Watson, PhD, have been selected to participate in the Faculty Behavioral Health Curriculum Development Initiative with the National Technical Assistance (TA) Network for Children's Behavioral Health.

Springfield College School of Social Work Professors Selected for Faculty Behavioral Health Curriculum Development Initiative
Dean's Welcome

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Francine J. Vecchiolla MSW, PhD

Dean, School of Social Work
(413) 748-3057

Thank you for your consideration. Springfield College is 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. The School of Social Work is proud to be part of Springfield College and its rich tradition of preparing leaders for service to others, and traces its roots of social work education at the College to 1890.

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The School of Social Work Viewbook

Through the teaching of social work practice and knowledge, the Springfield College School of Social Work prepares individuals to meet universal human needs in order to engender mutually beneficial interaction between individuals and societal systems at all levels, based on principles of economic and social justice, dignity, and human rights.

The Social Work Leader 2017
The Social Work Leader

With our emphasis on leadership, faculty, and students at Springfield College School of Social Work consistently seek creative approaches to addressing social problems. As advanced generalists, we are prepared to grapple with the "nuts and bolts" of improving existing social work practice and programs.


Kevin Green

School of Social Work MSW student, Massachusetts Literacy Champion for 2018

Springfield College School of Social Work MSW student Kevin Green has been named a Massachusetts Literacy Champion for 2018. This award is presented annually to eight individuals who are active in the literacy education field and they are using innovative methods to help improve literacy in Massachusetts...


Michelle Tsang

MSW/JD, Class of 2017, Distinguished Graduate Student, 2016-17 Springfield College School of Social Work

Michelle Tsang, an outstanding student and scholar who completed the School of Social Work dual-degree program, is the 2016-17 Distinguished Graduate Student....


Ilknur Citlak

MSW, Class of 2013, Recipient of the All College Graduate Scholarship (now known as the Excellence Scholarship for Graduate Study)

One of the most important events in my life that prompted me to think about social work for a career was when I witnessed individuals in my home country of Turkey who were not receiving proper care for their health conditions…


Abbie Vita

MSW, Class of 2013, Youth Counselor, Town of Enfield, Conn., Distinguished MSW Student, 2013

As I look back over my graduate education at Springfield College, I realize that the near constant state of curiosity that I felt is what drove me to keep plugging along to find my passion. My biggest piece of advice to you is to be curious and find your passion…

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