Nov 25, 2020  
2006-2007 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
    
2006-2007 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Study


Graduate work at Springfield College began in 1890 with the completion of the graduate requirementsone year of advance work plus a thesisacceptable for a diploma. In 1905, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts authorized the College to grant the degrees of Master of Humanics and Master of Physical Education. In 1926, the College was granted the power to confer the Master of Education degree. The degree of Doctor of Physical Education and the Master of Science degree were approved by the Board of Collegiate Authority of Massachusetts in 1950. On January 13, 2006, the Chancellor of the Board of Higher Education approved the request to retitle the Doctor of Physical Education Degree to Doctor of Philospohy (Ph.D.) in Physical Education. The Master of Social Work degree was approved in 1993. The Physical Therapy program will transition to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) curriculum in 2008.

While different departments offer and supervise graduate programs at Springfield College, coordination of these is effected through the Office of Graduate Studies. Graduate Studies is, in turn, coordinated through the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs along with the Colleges general regulations, academic policies, and philosophy of education.

Graduate students are urged to familiarize themselves with the Student Handbook and Catalog.

This page contains information on the following topics:

Graduate Course Information

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Graduate courses at Springfield College are numbered as follows:

500 level:

600 level:
700 level:
  Open to seniors and graduate students only
Generally prerequisite level graduate courses
Open to graduate students only
Doctoral and post-graduate students

The following is the minimum number of class hours of attendance required per semester to earn the indicated number of semester hours of academic credit:

Fifteen hours for 1 credit
Thirty hours for 2 credits
Forty-five hours for 3 credits
Sixty hours for 4 credits

Not every course is offered annually. Definite information about course offerings and class hours is available at the time of registration through the Office of the Registrar. Insufficient enrollment or changing conditions may occasionally necessitate the cancellation of scheduled courses.

Graduate Programs, Concentrations and Degrees

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Program   Concentration   Required
Credit Hours
  Degree

Art Therapy   Art Therapy Clinical Program
Art Therapy Studio Program
  64 - 66
58 - 60
  MS
MS

Education   Education Department Graduate Programs
     Education Administration
     Educational Studies.
 
35
32 - 34
 
MED
MED or MS
           *Graduate Initial Teacher Licensure Programs
             Early Childhood Education (PreK2)
         Elementary Education (16)
         Secondary Education
         Special Education (PreK8, 512)
  25
22
23
21-23
 


MED
    *These licensure programs can be completed for the stated number of credits if prerequisites are met prior to the start of the program. Seven to eleven additional credits are needed to complete the masters degree.

Exercise Science & Sport Studies   Athletic Training
Excercise Physiology
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
     Health Promotion Track
     Clinical Exercise Physiology Track
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Strength & Conditioning
  36
36

36
39
36
36
  MED, MPE, or MS
MS

MED, MPE, or MS
MED, MPE, or MS
MS
MED, MPE, or MS

Health Care Management   Health Care Management
In Long-Term Care Facilities
  50
54
  MS
MS

Health Studies   Health/Family Consumer Sciences
Teacher Licensure Program
Health Studies
  32

32
37
  MED or MS

MED
MS

Occupational Therapy   Entry Level Masters Degree Program
Entry Level Masters Degree Program
Dual Degree Program
Dual Degree Program
Post Professional Degree
  77
85
48
56
32
  MED
MS
MED
MS
MED or MS

Physical Education   Adapted Physical Education
Advanced Level Coaching
Athletic Administration
Physical Education Teacher Licensure Program
Physical Education Teaching
Professional Licensure Program
Sport Performance
  36
32
36
32

32
32
  MED, MPE, or MS
MED, MPE, or MS
MED, MPE, or MS
MED, MPE, or MS

MED, MPE, or MS
MED, MPE, or MS

Physical Education
Doctoral Specializations
  Exercise Physiology
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Teaching & Administration (Generalist)
  96
90
90
  PHD
PHD
PHD

Physical Therapy     Determined by
PT Department
  MS (Degree will be
DPT after 2008)

Physician Assistant     114   MS

Psychology & Counseling   Athletic Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapy
School Guidance Counseling
Student Personnel Administration
  48
60
48
60
48
48
  MED or MS
MED or MS
MS
MED or MS
MED
MED or MS

Rehab. Counseling & Services
(formerly Rehabilitation Services)
  Rehabilitation Counseling General Casework I
Rehabilitation Counseling General Casework II
Rehabilitation Counseling General Casework III
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling I
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling II
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling II
Counsel. for Deaf & Hard of Hear
General Counseling & Casework
Pediatric & Developmental Disabilities
Psychiatric Rehab & Mntl Hlth Counseling
Rehab Management & Administration
Rehabilitiation Services General
Special Services
Vocational Eval & Work Adjustment
  60
48
36-48
36/48 cert. or 60/65/66
39
36-48
48/60/65/66
36/48/60
36/48 or 60/65/66
60/65/66
36 or 60/66
36
36/48 or 60/65/66
48/60/65/66
  MED
MED
MED
MED or MS
MED

MED or MS
MED
MED or MS
MED or MS
MED or MS
MED
MED or MS
MED or MS

Social Work
(Advanced Generalist
Practice)
 
Combined Degree with Law Degree
 
60
124
 
MSW
MSW/JD*

Sport Management & Recreation  

Recreation Management
Therapeutic Recreation Mgmt
     Child Life Specialist
     Child Life Specialist
Sport Management

  40
40
48
49
38 - 40
  MED or MS
MED or MS
MED
MS
MED or MS


*Combined degree program with Western New England College School of Law.

MS: Master of Science; MED: Master of Education; MPE: Master of Physical Education; MSW: Master of Social Work; PHD: Doctor of Philosophy; DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Graduate programs are also offered through the School of Human Services (SHS) and are included in the SHS catalog. The SHS catalog can be obtained from the School of Human Services Admissions Office (413-748-3204).

Degree Requirements

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Please refer to the appropriate section below