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Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting

Forms & Deadlines

  With Financial Aid Without Financial Aid
January 15 March 1
Application fee ($60) January 15 March 1
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record January 15 March 1
Letters of recommendation January 15 March 1
One or more full-length scripts or the equivalent January 15 March 1
Résumé and personal statement January 15 March 1

Financial aid is not available for spring admission. International students are not eligible for spring admission.

November 1
Application fee ($60) November 1
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record November 1
Letters of recommendation November 1
One or more full-length scripts or the equivalent November 1
Résumé and personal statement November 1
January 15
Application fee ($60) January 15
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record January 15
TOEFL or IELTS scores (GRE if from English-speaking country) January 15
Letters of recommendation January 15
One or more full-length scripts or the equivalent January 15
Résumé and personal statement January 15
January 15

Information About Admission

For questions about admission, please call or write:

Graduate and Special Programs
College Hall 103
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Email: gradstdy@smith.edu
Phone: 413-585-3053
Fax: 413-585-3054


Required Materials

  • Formal application
  • Application fee ($60)
  • Official transcripts of the undergraduate record
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – applicable only to applicants from non-English-speaking countries
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – applicable only to international applicants from English-speaking countries, in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS
  • One or more full-length scripts or the equivalent
  • Résumé
  • Statement of objectives

 

M.F.A. Tuition & Fees 2018-19

Application fee $60
Full academic-year tuition (before award)
(16 or more credits per semester)
$52,120
Part-time tuition (fee per credit) $1,630
Health insurance estimate* (coverage beginning August 15) $2,400

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

Financial Assistance

The college may offer tuition scholarships for graduate study. Amounts may vary according to circumstances and funds available. Applicants for scholarships must meet the January 15 deadline for submitting all materials for the admission application.

Visit the Tuition & Financial Aid website for financial aid deadlines and information and instructions on how to apply.

 

More Information

Interested students may consult Professor Leonard Berkman, the graduate adviser in the Smith College Department of Theatre