School of Social Work at Springfield College - MA
Why you should consider this program
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 30,510||$ 21,357||$ 9,153|
|Out of state||$ 30,510||$ 21,357||$ 9,153|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
The financial package above reflects a part time student with the fellowship, they receive 6 credits of waived tuition a semester. The part-time option provides the maximum amount of financial aid.
In the full time program students take 30 credits a year, the fellowship covers 6 of these ($30,510 of which $12,204 is covered with $18,306 remaining).
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
One Coverdell Fellowship will be active annually. _Upon receipt of the award, a fellow maintains the award throughout their time in the program with satisfactory annual program performance review by Fellows Program Coordinator.
Other benefits or opportunities
Annual cost of living (estimated)
Application fee waived?No
Jobs for program alumni
"Upon graduating from the Springfield College School of Social Work with an MSW, individuals seek and secure employment in a wide range of practice areas including but not limited to the following: public and private agencies and healthcare organizations serving children and youth, the elderly, disabled, mentally ill, homeless, criminal offender populations, immigrants and refugees, school systems, LGBTQ, victims of human trafficking and many other areas of social work practice".
- School Social Worker
- Non-Profit Agency Program Director
- Child Welfare Supervisor
- Veteran’s Affairs Social Worker
- Emergency Mental Health Social Worker
- Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker
- Hospice Social Worker
- Corrections Social Worker
2 years full time or 3 years part-time
Completed application and $50 application fee A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university that reflects a broad background in liberal arts, with at least twenty semester hours in the social, behavioral, and biological sciences with an emphasis on human biology. Social and behavioral sciences include anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Biological sciences include botany, biology, physiology, and zoology. The School looks favorably on transcripts that include coursework in writing and in research methods or statistics. A grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for all undergraduate work and 3.0 in the last two years of academic work. Some exceptions are made, and the faculty considers other evidence that demonstrates the candidates ability to conduct graduate study in social work. Applicants who do not meet the GPA minimum will be considered for admission on probation if space is available. The personal capacity to work effectively with people to achieve professional standing; Social work experience as an employee, volunteer, or in an undergraduate field practicum; A professional statement describing: (1) professional goals and reasons for pursuing an MSW degree in this program; and (2) the education, professional/work experience, and personal characteristics that make the applicant a good candidate for an advanced generalist MSW program. Three professional or academic references that address the applicants ability, potential, and readiness for graduate education and professional social work experience. _A recommendation form must also be submitted by each professional or academic reference. Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions. Transcripts must be in English Apply online at http://springfield.edu/springfield-college-school-of-social-work/admissions with a separate letter to the Coverdell Program Coordinator requesting consideration for the award emailed to [email protected]
- Option to pursue degree part time while receiving the Coverdell Fellowship
Applicants can receive the award whether they enroll in the program full time or part time _ the part time program is a weekend program; every other weekend; Sat/Sun _ two courses per semester and two courses in the summer.
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started