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School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Programs

Explore your interest in helping 

Are you passionate about helping people? Not only will a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Springfield College provide you with many exciting career opportunities in the helping field after graduation, it will also be the perfect preparation for graduate education in counseling, human services, psychology, and social work. Begin the pathway to your career today.

Choose from:

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
Human Services

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Graduate Programs

Make a difference in the world

You will become a leader in your chosen helping profession through the Graduate programs offered at the Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences. Join a dynamic learning community providing comprehensive coursework and real-word experiences to prepare you to enhance the lives of those around you.

Choose from:

Athletic Counseling 
Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
Counseling Psychology (PsyD) 
General Counseling 
Human Services (Master's Degree) 
Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
Psychology (Master's Degree) 
Rehabilitation Counseling 
School Counseling
Social Work (MSW, MSW/JD) 
Student Affairs Administration 

A Message from the Dean

Dear Prospective Student,

The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is proud to be part of Springfield College and its rich Humanics tradition of preparing leaders for service to others. We are committed to empowering you to excel in your chosen helping field. The world and society require professionals who are passionate about addressing today’s human and social challenges. Springfield College will prepare you to be a practitioner leader in the helping professions through its various undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

Our School is home to four departments: The Department of Counseling; the Department of Human Services; the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Graduate Social Work. Whichever program you choose, you will graduate with confidence knowing that you gained the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to be a change agent for others. You will be ready to take on the world and its challenges and go on to succeed in counseling, human services, psychology, or social work.  

You will study with world-renowned faculty members who are dedicated to your success and will provide you with personalized attention-- in your coursework, in field experiences, and in achieving your career aspirations. All of our programs offer comprehensive academic experiences, while also being flexible enough to meet your scheduling needs. Several online and hybrid courses are offered in many of our undergraduate and graduate programs.  

The Springfield College School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences is student-centered, community-focused, and committed to diversity and social justice. The School is dedicated to helping you reach your educational and career goals by providing you with an exceptional learning experience. We invite you to learn more about how you join the Springfield College community today. We hope to meet you soon.

With warm regards,

Francine J. Vecchiolla

Francine J. Vecchiolla, PhD, MSW  
Dean, School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences and 
Professor of Social Work


School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Tel: (413) 748-3065
Fax: (413) 748-3069


Dr. Francine Vecchiolla
(413) 748-3065

Office Staff

Angela Bamber
Administrative Coordinator
(413) 748-3065

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Department of Counseling

Shelly Gosselin
Administrative Associate
(413) 748-3375

Department Chair

Allison Cumming-McCann, PhD
(413) 748-3025

Department of Graduate Social Work

Michele Mariani
Administrative Associate
(413) 748-3064

Department Chair

William T. Fisher, EdD
(413) 748-3058

Department of Human Services

Maryann Batchelor-Laframboise
Administrative Associate
(413) 748-3853

Department Chair

David Rudder, PhD
(413) 748-3974

Department of Psychology

Patty King
Administrative Associate
(413) 748-3592

Department Chair

Elizabeth Morgan, PhD
(413) 748-3301



American Psychological Association - Psychology, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Council on Social Work Education-Social Work, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs – Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S. or M.Ed)