Springfield College

School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychology

Student Affairs Administration

  • M. Ed.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development


Dr. Patrick Love
Springfield College
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797

Program Statement

We prepare you with skills in advising, management, counseling, supervision, program development, and budgeting. We prepare you to work in a variety of settings, including small colleges, community colleges, and big universities. And, we prepare you to become a leader who makes transformative differences in the lives of college students. The Springfield College Student Affairs Administration master's program provides the academic knowledge and practical experience to best prepare you to excel in the student affairs field. 

College Student Development

Our program focuses on developing robust professional leadership skills for the 21st century and beyond, including advising, management, counseling and supervision. You will be prepared through academic and experiential opportunities to engage, educate and improve the lives of college students.

Make a Transformative Difference

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 gain experience at larger institutions and community colleges in the nearby vicinity.

Challenge Yourself

We integrate a rigorous experience both in and out of the classroom with the joy of working directly with students. Experienced faculty, as well as full-time professionals and executive administrators teach our innovative and comprehensive curriculum. 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.

Wide and Diverse Opportunities

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.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Meets CAS Standards: 

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
Total Program Credit Hours: 
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program



Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Day
  • Evening
Comprehensive Exam Required: