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Springfield College School of Human Services Master’s Degree Graduates Accepted to Capella University’s Doctoral Program Will Receive Special Standing

April 21, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 21, 2011 -- Graduates of the Springfield College School of Human Services (SHS) master’s degree program in human services with a concentration in organizational management and leadership accepted into Capella University’s doctoral degree program in human services -- nonprofit management and leadership specialization will receive 44 quarter credit hours toward the Ph.D.

The School of Human Services, based at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in human services at 11 campuses around the country. Programs are designed for working adults with weekend classes.

Springfield College, founded in 1885, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The SHS undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.

Capella University is a regionally accredited online university that has built its reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs. More than 39,000 students are currently pursuing an online degree at Capella University, with 31 percent enrolled in doctoral degree programs. Capella University programs are specifically designed for the working adult learner.

Announcing an educational alliance between the two institutions, Robert J. Willey, Jr., dean of the Springfield College School of Human Services, said, “We are pleased to offer graduates of our Organizational Management and Leadership master's-level concentration the opportunity to continue their studies at Capella University's outstanding doctoral program in human services."

“Capella is pleased to form this educational alliance with an institution as well respected as the Springfield College School of Human Services. We are honored to support graduates of the School of Human Services as they continue their pursuit of an advanced degree,” said Capella University Interim President Deb Bushway.

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