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A Culture of Care >> Read Smith’s plans for the spring 2022 semester.

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Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Studies

  With Financial Aid Without Financial Aid

March 1 March 1
Application fee ($60) March 1 March 1
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record March 1 March 1

March 1 March 1
Writing sample (greater than five pages in length), such as a paper written for an advanced undergraduate course March 1 March 1
Résumé and personal statement March 1 March 1
March 1 March 1

at least one that is sports-related (coach or employer)
March 1 March 1

Where to Send Forms

You may send your documents by mail, e-mail or fax.

Please note: if you have transcripts submitted electronically, you must specifically ask that they be sent to the e-mail address below.

Graduate and Special Programs
Seelye Hall 209
2 Seelye Drive
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

March 1
Application fee ($60) March 1
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record March 1
TOEFL or IELTS scores (GRE if from English-speaking country) March 1
M.S./E.S.S. Recommendation Form, including at least one that is sports-related (coach or employer) March 1
Writing sample (greater than five pages in length), such as a paper written for an advanced undergraduate course March 1
Résumé and personal statement March 1
March 1
March 1

Where to Send Forms

You may send your documents by mail, e-mail or fax.

Please note: if you have transcripts submitted electronically, you must specifically ask that they be sent to the e-mail address below.

Graduate and Special Programs
Seelye Hall 209
2 Seelye Drive
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Required Materials

  • Formal application
  • Application fee ($60)
  • Official transcripts of the undergraduate record
  • Three program recommendation forms, including one that is sports related (from a coach or an employer)
  • 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
  • A paper written in an advanced undergraduate course (five pages or more in length)
  • Résumé
  • Statement of objectives
  • Exercise & Sport Studies supplement form

M.S./E.S.S. Tuition & Fees 2021-22

Application fee $60
Full academic-year tuition (before scholarship)
(12 to 15 credits per semester)
$41,760
Part-time tuition (fee per credit) $1,740
Health insurance estimate* (coverage beginning August 15) $2,500

*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 offers a number of tuition scholarships for graduate study. Amounts vary according to circumstances and funds available. Applicants for scholarships must meet the program's deadline for submitting all materials for the admission application. Generally, the maximum tuition charge after scholarship is $10,000 annually and most ESS applicants pay less than this.

Stipends are awarded for work in Athletics and in ESS as funds become available; these stipends vary in accordance with the nature and type of appointment. Recipients of stipends generally carry full-time course loads and agree to remain for the duration of the appointment.

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

More Information

Interested students may consult the Smith College Department of Exercise and Sport Studies.