Nov 28, 2020  
2009-2010 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Study


Graduate work at Springfield College began in 1890 with the completion of the graduate requirements—one year of “advance work” plus a thesis—acceptable 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 Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physical Education. The Master of Social Work degree was approved in 1993. The Physical Therapy program transitioned to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) curriculum in 2008. A Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program with concentrations in management and nonprofit management will be accepting students for the 2010-2011 academic year and begin course offerings in the summer of 2010.

While different departments offer and supervise graduate programs at Springfield College, coordination of these is effected through the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs along with the College’s 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:   These courses are generally introductory or entry level graduate courses. Undergraduates ready for graduate level work may take these courses for undergraduate credit. Undergraduates seeking graduate credit must petition to do so. The course may apply to only one degree.
 
600-level:   These courses are more advanced, in-depth and specialized graduate study associated with a profession or discipline. Undergraduates who qualify may petition to take these courses and must specify whether the credits will be undergraduate or graduate. The course may apply to only one degree.
 
700-level:   These courses are highly specialized doctoral study associated with a profession or discipline.

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 Majors, Concentrations and Degrees

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Major   Concentration   Required
Credit Hours
  Degree or Certificate

Art Therapy/Counseling   Art Therapy Clinical
Art Therapy
  61 - 64
34 - 37
  MS
CAGS

Business Administration   Management
Nonprofit Management
  30
30
  MBA
MBA

Education   Education Department Graduate Programs
     Education Administration (Director or Principal)
     Education Administration (Director or Principal)
     Educational Studies.
 
35
32
32 - 34
 
MED
CAGS
MED or MS
    *Graduate Initial Teacher Licensure Programs
             Early Childhood Education (PreK—2)
         Elementary Education (1—6)
         Secondary Education
         Special Education (PreK—8, 5—12)
         Special Education (PreK—8, 5—12)
  25
22
23
21-23
32
 


MED
CAGS
    *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 master’s degree.
   

Exercise Science & Sport Studies   Athletic Training
Exercise 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 Master’s Degree Program
Entry Level Master’s Degree Program
Dual Degree Program
Dual Degree Program
Post Professional Degree
Occupational Therapy
  77
85
48
56
32
32
  MED
MS
MED
MS
MED or MS
CAGS

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

32
32
32
32-35
  MED, MPE, or MS
MED, MPE, or MS
MED, MPE, or MS
MED, MPE, or MS

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

Physical Education
Doctoral Specializations
  Exercise Physiology
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Teaching & Administration (Generalist)
  95
90
90
  Ph.D
Ph.D
Ph.D

Physical Therapy     Determined by
PT Department
  DPT

Physician Assistant     114   MS

Psychology & Counseling   Athletic Counseling
Athletic Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counseling
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapy
School Counseling
School Counseling
Student Personnel Administration
Student Personnel Administration
  48
32
60
32
48
32
60
32
48
32
48
32
 
  MED or MS
CAGS
MED or MS
CAGS
MS
CAGS
MED or MS
CAGS
MED
CAGS
MED or MS
CAGS
 

Rehab. Counseling & Services   General Counseling and Casework
Pediatric and Developmental Disabilities Counseling
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
Pediatric and Developmental Disability Services
Special Services
  48 - 54
60 - 66
60 - 66
36
36 - 42
36
 
  MED or MS
MED or MS
MED or MS
MED or MS
MED or MS
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

  35 - 37
34 - 36
34 - 36
34 - 36
35 - 37
  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; CAGS: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies; 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