Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education
The Springfield College graduate preparation program in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education is an established program that provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in graduate study in a friendly, small-college environment. With fieldwork and internship experiences offered at both large and small local institutions, and with a number of degree options, the program offers a great deal of choice to future professionals based upon their own career needs. After completing core requirements, students develop individualized programs that reflect their personal and career goals. Coursework, fieldwork, and assistantships provide students with a broad background of knowledge and skills in student development and student affairs work, and prepares for work with diverse college populations. Fieldwork is considered to be an essential component in the learning experience.
The student personnel administration program offers a broad curriculum of professional development in preparation for the following positions: orientation coordinators, academic support and advisement professionals, financial aid officers, admissions personnel, career development specialists, college counselors, students activities coordinators, student center directors, residence life staff, deans of students, and other student affairs positions. The program is designed to meet Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) guidelines for graduate programs and emphasizes counseling and student development in its curriculum. Students may elect to complete a portfolio, a thesis, or a research project as a culminating activity for their degree. A strong network of Springfield College alumni(ae) provides support to graduates of the program.
Delight E. Champagne, Ph.D.
Professor & Coordinator of the Student Personnel Program
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Phone Number: (413) 748-3329 Fax Number: (413) 748-3854
E-mail Dr. Champagne