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Graduate Students


Graduate & Special Programs

Seelye Hall 209
2 Seelye Drive
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3050

Associate Dean of the Faculty/
Dean for Academic Development: 
Hélène Visentin

Program Coordinator: Ruth Morgan

Smith College School for Social Work

For students interested in pursuing either a master's or doctorate in social work, the School for Social Work has separate tuition and handles its billing process independently. For more information, please visit the School for Social Work website.

Graduate Tuition & Fees 2023-24

M.A.T. Program Tuition
Full academic-year program fee (after Smith award)
(12 or more credits per semester)
Part-time academic-year program fee (after Smith award)
(8 to 11 credit per semester)
Summer session tuition
(4 to 8 credits)
M.F.A. Programs Tuition
Full academic-year tuition (awards may vary)
(16 or more credits per semester)
M.S./Biological Sciences Tuition
Full academic-year tuition (awards may vary)
(8 to 11 credits per semester)
M.S./Exercise & Sport Studies Tuition
Full academic-year tuition (awards may vary)
(12 to 15 credits per semester)
Post-Bac/Mathematics Tuition
Full academic-year tuition (awards may vary)
(16 credits per semester)

Fees For All Programs

Application fee $60
Tuition fee per credit (for fewer than 8 credits/semester) $1,910
Health insurance (estimates) *  
Coverage beginning August 15  $3,200
Coverage beginning June 15 (M.A.T. students only) $3,600

*This fee may be waived if you are a U.S. citizen with comparable health insurance that will cover you while in Massachusetts.


A one-time general deposit of $100 is required from each student upon admittance. The deposit will be refunded the October following graduation, or approximately six months following the student's last date of attendance, after deducting any unpaid charges or fees.

The deposit is not refunded for new students in the case of withdrawal before entrance, or if you are separated from the college for work or conduct deemed unsatisfactory.


Current students who plan to withdraw must notify the graduate director in writing before July 1 (for first semester) or December 1 (for second semester).

Graduate Housing

Students in the Diploma program are provided rooms in Smith houses and generally participate in the meal plan. We also have a limited number of rooms available in our graduate house for students in other graduate programs; food is not included.

  Semester Year
Room & Board* $10,655 $21,310
Room only $5,350 $10,700

*Diploma students only

Course & Instruction Fees

Riding Classes

Close to the Smith campus is Muddy Brook Farms, where riding lessons are available to all students at the college. The farm is on the PVTA bus route in Hadley, MA. The Smith riding team uses their facilities for practice and for some shows. Fees are set prior to the fall semester, and inquiries may be directed to the athletics department: 585-2706.

Studio Art Courses

Certain materials and supplies are required for studio art courses and will be provided to each student. Students may require additional supplies and will be responsible for purchasing them directly. The expenses will vary from course to course and from student to student. 

Other Fees & Charges

Continuation Fee

Students on leave of absence or attending other institutions will be assessed a continuation fee of $60 per semester to maintain enrollment status at the college.

Overdue Balance Fee

Any balance outstanding for fall after August 10 or for spring after January 10 is considered overdue. Overdue balances will be assessed a late fee of $1.25 per $100 each month they remain outstanding.

Insufficient Funds Fee

If a payment is rejected due to insufficient funds, a charge of $20 will be added to the student account.

Incorrect Account Number Fee

If an incorrect or invalid account number is entered into our TouchNet payment system when a payer is attempting to make a payment, a $5 charge will be added to the student account.

Late Registration Fee

Students who make registration changes after the registration period will be assessed a $35 fee for each change.

Bed Removal Fee

Students who remove their beds from their campus rooms will be charged a $100 bed removal fee.

Health/Fire/Safety Violation

A minimum fine of $5 per item will be charged for items left in public areas such as corridors, stairways or entrances. These items create a hazard and violate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as city and state building, fire and safety codes.

Contacts for Fees

Course fees Academic department (varies)
Library fines Neilson Library: 413-585-4162
Parking fines Department of Campus Safety: 413-585-2490
Telephone bills Information Technology Services: 413-585-2082
Infirmary charges Student Health Services: 413-585-2800
Key fines Graduate Programs: 413-585-3050
Bed removal fee Facilities Management: 413-585-2400