Springfield College


Four Springfield Programs for I/O Psychology Jobs

Springfield College appears in our ranking of the Top 15 Industrial/Organizational Certificate Programs.

The School of Arts, Sciences & Professional Studies offers a Psychology B.S. with a 120-credit, four-year plan. outlined by Dr. Matthew Brubaker for Springfield College Pride to take courses like Human Relations in Organizations and finish 15-week internships for 100 percent job placement.

Chaired by Dr. Mia Tran, the Industrial/Organizational Psychology M.S. builds a 38-credit, scientist-practitioner curriculum where post-grads can:

  • take classes like Talent Acquisition
  • attend the SIOP Conference
  • intern with MassMutual
  • earn $3,900 assistantship stipends

Since Fall 2018, the Human Services M.S. has delivered a 30-credit, 12-month Organizational Leadership Concentration. It’s mostly online with seven Saturday sessions on topics from Change Management to Employee Performance for SHRM certification.

There’s also a 32-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Industrial/Organizational Psychology on PrideNET for post-master’s pupils.

About Springfield College

Springfield College originated in 1885 when Rev. David Allen Reed started the tuition-free School for Christian Workers at Winchester Square to educate faithful leaders. In 1890, it was incorporated as the Young Men’s Christian Association Training School.  In 1891, President Henry S. Lee purchased its first 30-acre satellite on Lake Massasoit.

In 1905, the Massachusetts Legislature authorized it to deliver bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In 1912, it was renamed the International YMCA College. It’s been coeducational since 1928. It adopted the Springfield College name in 1954. Four years later, Springfield created America’s first endowed physical education chair. By 1988, the School of Human Services was established at Springfield. In 1997, Springfield College won its first NCAA Division III Molten Invitational championship for men’s volleyball. In 2001, Springfield College Tampa Bay opened for nontraditional adults.

Endowed for $78 million, Springfield College employs 366 faculty. There are 3,248 undergrad and 1,018 post-grad Pride from 33 states online, on its 100-acre Massachusetts campus, or at seven regional centers. It has 40+ clubs like the Society for Bridging Diversity.

In 2016, Springfield made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In 2019, Springfield won the NCAA/MOAA Honorable Mention Award for Inclusion. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Springfield the 19th best Northern school with the 153rd most social mobility. On Niche, Springfield ranks as America’s:

  • 359th best small classes
  • 392nd top athletics
  • 451st best private education

Diverse Issues in Higher Education placed Springfield third for African Americans. Kiplinger’s picked Springfield College for the 78th top private value with a median $42,329 debt.

Springfield College Accreditation Details

On March 11, 2011, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) voted to reaffirm Springfield College’s Level VI accreditation status. The six-state Northeast Region accreditor is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate Springfield’s 58 baccalaureate, 37 master’s, and five doctoral options. Further, the American Psychological Association accredited its Doctor of Psychology on February 26, 2016. Springfield College was also approved by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) in 2017.

Springfield College Application Requirements

Enrollment at Springfield College is classified as “moderately difficult” by Peterson’s because 2,635 of the 3,770 Fall 2018 applicants were successful for selective 70 percent acceptance. First-year students seeking the Psychology B.S. must earn a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Course distribution guidelines require four years of English and three years of math. The Class of 2022 presented an average GPA of 3.26. Mid-range admitted SAT scores were 1010-1200. The middle 50th percentile had ACT scores of 24-28. Starting in Fall 2020, Springfield will have a test-optional policy to improve access.

School of Arts, Sciences & Professional Studies transfers must have 12+ college credits graded C- or better. Transfer articulations exist with Springfield Tech, Holyoke, and Asnuntuck Community Colleges. International students need a minimum 523 TOEFL pBT, 6.0 IELTS, 73 MELAB, or 48 PTE score. Graduate programs prefer a four-year bachelor’s completion with a 2.75 or higher GPA. Averages above 3.0 are required in the last 60 credits. Recent GRE scores in the top 50th percentile are also requested.

Springfield College set freshman deadlines of:

  • December 1st for Early Decision
  • January 15th for Early Decision II
  • February 1st for Regular Decision

Non-refundable enrollment deposits of $200 are due May 1st. Psychology B.S. transfers must file by August 15th for Fall or January 5th for Spring. The Office of Graduate Admissions has rolling admission with priority dates of May 1st and December 1st. Accordingly, complete the Springfield or Common Application online for $50. Forward official transcripts to 263 Alden Street in Springfield, MA 01109. Send test scores using SAT/GRE code 3763 or ACT code 1896. Attach supplemental materials, such as:

  • the resume
  • two-page personal statement
  • two recommendation forms

Contact (413) 748-3136 or admissions@springfieldcollege.edu with questions.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For 2019-20, Springfield College is billing traditional full-time Psychology B.S. majors $38,770 annually. Studying part-time costs $1,165 per credit. Undergrads cover required fees of $535 each year. Residing at the Hampden County campus’ dorms adds $7,040 for yearly housing. All-access meal plans for Cheney Dining Hall are $7,110 extra. Springfield budgets:

  • $1,100 for books
  • $1,350 for miscellaneous
  • $900 for transportation

Annual undergrad attendance equals about $53,244 on-site or $40,694 if commuting. Online bachelor’s courses are $486 per credit. Master of Science cohorts spend $660 per online credit. The Industrial/Organizational Psychology M.S. has on-campus tuition of $1,073 per credit. Graduate student fees are $370 every 12 months.

According to the NCES College Navigator, the Stitzer Welcome Center helps 99 percent of incoming full-time Springfield students enroll with financial aid averaging $22,599 each for $14.48 million combined. Institutional funds include:

  • the Preferred Application Award
  • Couzelis Scholarship
  • YMCA Career Award
  • Dean Scholarship
  • Director Award
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • MGM Matching Grant
  • Associate Degree Completion Award
  • Jesse Parks Scholarship
  • William Beckett Scholarship
  • Transfer Achiever’s Scholarship
  • International Student Housing Award
  • Fallen Heroes Grant
  • Say Yes to Education Scholarship

The Trustee Scholarship gifts $24,000 annually or $96,000 total to freshmen holding a minimum 3.8 GPA. The $2,500 ROTC Grant supports full-time undergrad cadets participating in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Federal programs, such as the Pell Grant or Work-Study Award, require FAFSA applications coded 002211. Bay Staters could also apply for:

  • the MASS Grant
  • Gilbert Matching Grant
  • Part-Time Grant
  • Agnes Lindsay Scholarship
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship, and more.

Continue reading about Springfield College at the Department of Psychology website.

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