As you consider the next step in your career, ask yourself these questions:
Do you want a meaningful career focused on the education and development of college students?
Are you looking for a challenging career in which you can make a transformative difference in the lives of other people?
Do you see yourself in a career in which you can work at either a small liberal arts college, a community college, or a large university?
Are you seeking a profession in which you will develop skills such as leadership, advising, management, counseling, and supervision?
If so, our student personnel administration in higher education graduate concentration will prepare you for these kinds of careers, and more. Many of our graduates have gone onto leadership roles in higher education.
The concentration curriculum provides the academic knowledge and practical experience to best prepare you to excel in the higher education field. We have a commitment to excellence grounded in the institutional mission of educating the whole student in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. Springfield College has the intimacy of a small campus, but with the access to gaining experience at larger institutions and community colleges in the vicinity.
We integrate a rigorous and challenging experience both in and out of classroom with the joy of working directly with students. Our innovative and comprehensive curriculum is taught by both faculty and by full-time professionals and executive administrators. The curriculum encompasses the integration of theory-informed practice, counseling and helping competencies, leadership and management skills, and social justice and dismantling systems of oppression and marginalization.
Graduates of this program have gone on to work in every student affairs functional area, including residence life, student activities, multicultural affairs, career services, recreation and wellness, and academic advising, and at every type of institution throughout the United States, and beyond.