SHS Master’s Application Instructions
Apply now by choosing one of the following options:
- Apply online* (you will be required to pay the $40 application fee using a credit card)
- Download the application and send the completed form to the campus you wish to attend.
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- Request a copy of the application.
- September Term
- January Term
- May Term
- Completed application for admission to the master’s degree program
- Typed personal statement
- Typed résumé demonstrating commitment to community service
- Professional letter of reference that relates to the personal statement
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Interview with a faculty or staff member
- $40 application fee
See below for requirements in more detail
If you are mailing your application, please include a check or money order for $40 made out to Springfield College/SHS. Or if you submitted your application online, please contact the assistant director of recruitment and admissions (ADRA) at the campus for guidance on next steps of the admissions process. Click here for campus contact information.
We want to learn more about your background experiences and future goals to ensure that our master’s degree program best meets your personal, professional, and learning needs. In two to three typed, double-spaced pages, please answer ONE of the following questions. Once completed, you may fax, email, or mail the personal statement to your campus of choice.
- What are your personal, professional, and learning goals, and how might the master’s degree program help you achieve these goals?
- Describe a single work experience which has had a significant impact on how you think about yourself and human services. In what ways has this experience influenced what you hope to gain from the master’s degree program?
- What lesson have you learned from your life and work experiences? How do these lessons shape your learning goals for the master’s degree program?
The résumé must indicate a minimum of five years of experience in human service work, paid or volunteer. You may fax, email, or mail it to your campus of choice.
Please include a professional letter of reference that speaks directly to the question you have answered in your personal statement. Personal references from family members are not accepted. You may fax, email, or mail it to your campus of choice.
You may request that official transcripts be sent directly to the campus you wish to attend, or you may forward them yourself in their original, sealed envelope. Click here for campus contact information.
Please contact the assistant director of recruitment and admissions (ADRA) at the campus you wish to attend to schedule an interview. Click here for campus contact information.
If you are applying online, you will be asked to pay your $40 application fee with a credit card. If you are mailing in your application, please send a check or money order made out to Springfield College/SHS to the campus of your choice. Please do not send in cash.
Springfield College makes admissions decisions without regard to the student’s ability to pay educational expenses. College grant funds are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. State and federal funds are awarded and disbursed subject to the program regulations of the awarding agency. Eligibility based on financial need is determined by estimating cost of attendance and subtracting family contribution as calculated by federal, state, and college regulations. The College does not meet full need for all eligible students.
File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. An application for financial aid must be completed for each academic year. Our school code is 002211. Complete the Springfield College Financial Aid Application by clicking the following link: 2013-2014 Springfield College Financial Aid Application.
For assistance through this process, visit us at springfieldcollege.edu/shsfinaid, contact the financial aid coordinator at your campus, or call the Springfield College office of financial aid at (413) 748-3112.