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Online Application for Graduate Students

Instructions:

1. Please copy and provide a Recommendation Form to each of the three people who can comment on your interest in graduate study at Springfield College, as well as on your ability, potential, and readiness for the graduate program you have selected. Alternatively, your references may fax their letter of recommendation to 413-748-3694, ATTN: Graduate Admissions, or e-mail the letter as an attachment to graduate@springfieldcollege.edu

We suggest you seek references from faculty members, advisors, internship supervisors, current or past employers, colleagues, or alumni of Springfield College. (Note: If you are currently enrolled in a master's degree or certificate of advanced study program at Springfield College, only two references from faculty with whom you took classes at Springfield will be needed.) Once completed, each recommendation should be forwarded to you for your return to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797.
2. Complete and forward a resume to the Office of Graduate Admissions so that we might know of any college activities, out-of-school leadership opportunities, work experience, and community involvement that support your interest in or qualifications for graduate school. This document may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. See contact information provided in instruction #1.
3. Complete and forward a personal statement to the Office of Graduate Admissions that describes 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. (Approximately two to three double-spaced, typed pages is the recommended length.) For the School of Social Work, three to five double-spaced typed pages are requested, describing your professional goals, your reasons for pursuing the M.S.W. degree, and the educational and professional experiences and personal characteristics that make you a good candidate. This document may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. See contact information provided in instruction #1.
4. Request that an official transcript from each collegiate institution attended be forwarded to you for your return to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Springfield College. Should your college(s) wish to send the transcript directly to our office, that would be acceptable.

In addition to the official transcript, the Psy.D. Program in Counseling Psychology requires the submission of a course syllabus for any course for which you will be seeking transfer credit.
5. For Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant candidates only: complete a Pre-requisite Course Worksheet and return it to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Click here to access the Pre-requisite Course Worksheets.

6. Submit proper test results (taken within the last five years), depending on your choice of program, as follows:
  • Graduate Record Examination - for applicants to Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, and the Psy.D. Program in Counseling Psychology
7. Advanced Standing Programs (Weekend and Weekday) Applicants to the Social Work Advanced Standing Program must complete a supplemental application.

The application for admission and all supporting credentials are due in the Office of Graduate Admissions by March 1. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space is available.
8. Applicants to the Art Therapy/Counseling Program are required to submit a portfolio of their work to date. Should distance preclude a campus visit, alternate arrangements can be suggested by contacting the Director of the Art Therapy/Counseling Program or the Graduate Admissions Office.


Apply now by choosing one of the following options:

  1. Apply online (You will be required to pay the $50 application fee using a credit card).
  2. Download the application and send completed form to: Office of Graduate Admissions, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109.
  3. Request a copy of the application by e-mailing the office of graduate admissions. (Please make sure to include your current mailing address).

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