Springfield College Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 13 Reviews
  • Springfield (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,536
100% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 13 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Social Work

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Ashley S.
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Springfield College strives to educate their students and promotes leadership in service to others. Their curriculum is not solely focused on books, but the mind, body, and spirit which is crucial to the students learning experience. In order to excel in our fields, we have to take care of ourselves to better serve our communities, businesses, etc. My program, in particular, emphasizes this by holding class every other weekend, rather than every week. In addition, Springfield offers opportunities to students to earn an income throughout the school year. These opportunities are not presented often but, if you are able to, its a great way to get involved on campus and earn extra income. Being in a Graduate program, Im not exposed to much of the campus life or activities however, the social work program helps you build rapports with others in the program who are embarking on a similar journey. The professors help promote these rapports and are very supportive. Theyre active listeners, understanding, and flexible in order to accommodate the needs of their students. If I had to address one weakness about Springfield College, it would be the lack of support from the Business Office. When I requested assistance with my payment plan, a few of the representatives were not helpful, as they would respond rudely to my questions and referred me to the website. Despite those incidents, I was finally able to get in touch with someone from the office who was more helpful and attentive to my questions/concerns. Overall, I think Springfield is a great institution that offers a wide range of courses for students to excel."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The program here is wonderful. The professors are all caring, supportive, and helpful and really know their specialty. The content of the classes and internships are relevant and will give you a strong foundation for your career in social work. My experience in this program was one that I will never forget and one that I use in my work as an adult outpatient therapist everyday. My interactions with the college always went smoothly and it was more than worth it. I highly recommend this college's social work program and taking your degree to the next level."
Shanelle Houser
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am currently attending Springfield College and I am enrolled in the MSW weekend program. The program offers a generalist social work approach allowing students to gain an understanding in various aspects and populations. The program options are amazing and offers options for students with an understanding that people have lives and schedules and the program and school tried to be accommodating and understanding. The professors are skilled, knowledgeable, relatable, and bring such uniqueness and compassion to both the school and the program. Since I have applied to the school and program I have not had any regrets. I am so thankful to be apart of the school."
Nicole Arielle Torres
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Springfield College has suited me well throughout my first year of graduate studies. The professors are very supportive and helpful in regards to instruction as well as course work. The school operates on an advanced-generalist approach will allows students to find their own area of expertise."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I found the Springfield College School of Social Work to be very thorough and helpful. I was able to obtain my MSW by doing my studies full-time for one calendar year, and I was able to get into their Advanced Standing program. This program allowed me to count some of BSW-level courses toward my MSW. It saved me time and money. There were small classrooms and luckily there were a couple professors who had an interest in Gerentology, which is the field I enjoyed."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"It's an awesome small school with small classes where professors and advisors know you by name"
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"My program was the most welcoming, comfortable, amazing experiences. Both the students and the teachers were very welcoming and understanding people. I feel like I learned much better because of this and wouldn't trade the experience for the world."
Susan Crosby
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The faculty and staff are very accessible and supportive, and the environment is welcoming, encouraging, and motivating. The School of Social Work helps students to pinpoint their career goals through course work and field experience. Small class sizes allow for an interactive learning environment, and also allow students and teachers to know each other. The work is challenging and rewarding. Aside from tuition costs, which is a challenge in most college programs, the only con of this program is that there is not enough time to take all of the elective courses that are available - there are many!"
Melissa Burton
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"Very time consuming with workload and internship hours. Expensive with not too many financial aid opportunities however the education is worth it."
Kristy Navarro
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"I feel there are many pros to the graduate program I have chose to be a part of. First, the professors are extremely knowledgeable about what they teach. They are also willing to give extra help if a student needs it. The support I get from peers and faculty in this graduate program is very helpful. The graduate program I attend is very convenient. Classes are every other Saturday and Sunday. This allows me to work full time and be there for my kids when they need me. A con to this graduate program is that it is very expensive. I have taken out student loans and still I have a balance to pay off. This is very hard for someone such as myself, who works full time at a non-profit agency, has a family I need to help support and is only trying to better myself so that we no longer have to struggle to provide the necessities."
Nickia Miller
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pros: Faculty and staff are highly supportive and focus on helping students grow spiritually, mentally, and professionally. Convenient access to wellness center for physical fitness. Coursework is rigorous yet rewarding. Location makes it easily accessible for persons without out a personal vehicle and persons with a broken vehicle. :) Cons: The career center is minimally accessible to employed, weekend students. Grants and scholarships are not accessible, despite high academic and social merit."
latisha birchett
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"the pros of my graduate program are there is alot of networking and students with eperiences. The cons of the program is the location and transportation abilities."
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Springfield College provides superb faculty and technological support. The field experience maintains high expectations with coordinated coursework to enhance the experience. The surrounding area of the college is somewhat poor due to recent economic decline nationwide; however, campus safety is clearly a top priority. The price point is difficult as it increased during these poor economic times and there are no grant/scholarship options through the school itself."