About This Program

Tuition

Master's: $5,940 per semester, full-time
Per credit hour: $660

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Curriculum

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The one-year hybrid master’s program for leading with confidence

The Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in organizational leadership prepares you to lead in today’s environment of rapid change and organizational restructuring. You will learn to expand your leadership skills and practice, cultivate effective teams, resolve conflict, and develop strategic plans for an organization.

Expect to:

  • Develop and apply critical thinking and written skills to address organizational issues and decision-making,
  • Manage and motivate individuals and teams to improve organizational performance,
  • Conduct multiple types of data analysis to organizational situations and challenges, and
  • Lead from an ethical leadership philosophy that values a diverse workforce

There are good jobs to be had.

Now is the right time to pursue your Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in organizational leadership. That’s because positions for social and community service managers, directors, and leaders are expected to grow by 18 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, mean annual salaries range from $70,500 for managers at community service organizations to upwards of $129,800 for training and development managers (May 2018), federal statistics show.

As a graduate of this program, you will be well-positioned to direct nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and federal, state, and local agencies. 

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Sample Schedule for Master of Science in Human Services with a Concentration in Organizational Leadership

Full-time, 12-month Program

Fall Semester 
Ethical Leadership
Organizational Planning and Performance Measurement
Human Resource Management *

Spring Semester 
Fiscal Analysis and Allocation
Foundations and Methods of Research
Elective *
Elective *

Summer Semester 
Shaping Organizations and Change Management *
Graduate Capstone 
Elective *

Part-time, 18-month Program

Fall Semester 
Ethical Leadership
Organizational Planning and Performance Measurement

Spring Semester
Human Resource Management *
Foundations and Methods of Research

Summer Semester 
Fiscal Analysis and Allocation
Shaping Organizations and Change Management *

Second Fall Semester
Graduate Capstone 
Elective *

Second Spring Semester 
Elective *
Elective *

* Online course 

Elective course options may include: Advocacy and Policy, Social Entrepreneurship, Crisis Management, Cultural Competence Leadership, Negotiations and Conflict Management, Fund Development and Philanthropy.

A flexible program delivery for those who appreciate structure, but want the convenience offered in online courses. 

The program is delivered in a hybrid format, combining blended courses as well as online courses. Blended courses include a mixture of classroom and online learning. Each blended course includes class sessions which meet seven Saturdays during the semester from either 9 a.m. to noon, or 2 to 5 p.m. Online work is part of blended courses. 

There’s only one Springfield College. 

Unlike other institutions of higher education, Springfield College offers the combination of regional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, consistent ranking in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities–North Region” by U.S. News & World Report, and a mission to educate the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.