How to Apply

Students applying for admission to any of the programs offered by one of the eight institutions at the UMass Center must complete the application specific to their degree program.  Click on the program for more information.


Addictions Counselor Education Program

UMass Boston

To enter the professional development sequence leading to licensing, you must interview with the Program Director, Bill Carlo, before registering. Please contact Reca Quarles at 617.287.7900 or to arrange an interview.


College of Education

UMass Amherst

TEACH 180 Days in Springfield is designed for graduating college seniors, college graduates and second career professionals of any age who:

  • have a record of leadership and achievement;
  • have an interest in a career in education;
  • would like to teach for a year in an urban middle or high school.

To be considered for acceptance to the 180 Days in Springfield pathway, candidates will need to have met all subject matter requirements.  Many of these requirements can be satisfied through completing an undergraduate degree in the subject they wish to teach.  However, there may be additional course requirements not satisfied by the major or degree; to complete these additional requirements, students are expected to meet with a subject matter advisor for further consultation.  Click here for more information on subject matter requirements.

Admissions Process

You must complete the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School application which is available at

Include the following with your application:

  • Personal Statement that includes your goals as well as your beliefs about teaching and learning.
  • Two recommendations – one academic and one highlighting your work with children and adolescents.

Application Deadline

January 15 is the formal deadline for application.

Contact Information

For questions about the 180 Days in Springfield pathway, or if you would like to make an advising appointment, please contact the Educator Information Office


College of Information and Computer Sciences

UMass Amherst

The graduate certificate is open to matriculated graduate students and post-graduate non-degree students, as long as they have the prerequisites for the courses and submit the required pre-application. Students do not need to matriculate (or be enrolled at) the UMass Amherst to participate. It is also open to matriculated students. Graduates of the Information Security Certificate program can transfer credits to UMass Amherst (or other institutions) should they enroll after acceptance to the campus.


College of Nursing

UMass Amherst

As a student in the College of Nursing, you’ll have access to a comprehensive learning resource center and the university libraries, in addition to rich clinical experiences with individuals, families, and communities.  The faculty and staff of the College of Nursing are committed to seeing you achieve your goals. Your success is their success and they take great pride in it.  Follow the links below to admissions information specific to each of the undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the UMass Center at Springfield

Traditional Track

RN to BS Track

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Other Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in CON


Isenberg School of Management

UMass Amherst

Fully accredited by the AACSB, the Isenberg MBA is flexible and convenient without sacrificing intellectual challenge and academic rigor. We offer an unparalleled educational experience – superior instruction from expert faculty and an innovative, flexible learning format. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who value community, collaboration, passion and pride. 

Isenberg’s Part-time MBA option offers the best of both worlds – flexible online classes and face-to-face exposure to material, faculty and colleagues. Choose between taking classes online or in-person at the UMass Center at Springfield.  With our flexible options, you can take one class online while taking a second class at the Center. The choice is yours!

Part-time courses are ideal for students who:

  • live in the Massachusetts area
  • prefer to complement online education with in-person interaction
  • would benefit from additional class structure and personal attention
  • enjoy varied learning styles

We provide the up-to-date knowledge and skills demanded by today’s complex business environments, delivered with the same innovative curriculum and accomplished faculty as our onsite classes. We value both collaboration and entrepreneurship, and our approach prepares students to work closely with others while developing talents as true leaders. Students have the opportunity to obtain specialized degrees in their focus areas and work with dedicated, approachable faculty and industry leaders.

Student Body
Our students are the best and the brightest – curious, conscientious and driven – and make up a global community of doctors, entrepreneurs, attorneys, scientists, world travelers, CFOs and marketing managers, representing all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.

We Make It Easy
Our simplified application process makes it easy to apply. And our outstanding Advising Center – with over 10 years of experience in online education – supports students throughout their tenure at Isenberg.

For students who would like to plan ahead, here is a 2-year course forecast for Springfield.

For more information contact:

MaryBeth Kimball



Any person with a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) may register for courses.  However, you must have a bachelor’s degree to be admitted to a graduate degree program.  Some courses may require prerequisite college-level work.  Enrollment does not imply acceptance into a degree program.  Click here for more information.  


University Without Walls

UMass Amherst

University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults complete their first bachelor’s degree at a world-class public university.  UWW also offers classes in Springfield.  Here’s how you apply.  You are now leaving the UMass Center at Springfield website.  


Adult Basic Education

Springfield Technical Community College

STCC offers free classes for adults for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation (previously known as the GED test), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and MCAS preparation. These classes take place in locations both on and off campus during the daytime and evening hours, including the UMass Center at Springfield. The classes focus on preparing students for careers in addition to entering community college and vocational certificate programs.

Registering for Classes

All applications for classes and other services begins with a visit to the STCC Adult Education Center located in Building 27/1st Floor. The Center is a centralized walk-in information, support and referral center for use by members of the community who would like to obtain a High School Equivalency diploma, improve their English speaking and listening skills, or further their education. Due to the high demand for these free services the Center limits the number of applications for ABE, HiSET prep classes to 130 per month. The Center is open 8:00am-4:00pm Monday - Friday and until 7:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Contact Information

For more information on services contact the Adult Education Center at 413-755-4300.