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Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Studies

  With Financial Aid Without Financial Aid

March 15 March 15
Application fee ($60) March 15 March 15
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record March 15 March 15

March 15 March 15
Writing sample (greater than five pages in length), such as a paper written for an advanced undergraduate course March 15 March 15
Résumé and personal statement March 15 March 15
March 15 March 15

at least one that is sports-related (coach or employer)
March 15 March 15

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
College Hall 305
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

March 15
Application fee ($60) March 15
Official transcripts of the undergraduate record March 15
TOEFL or IELTS scores (GRE if from English-speaking country) March 15
M.S./E.S.S. Recommendation Form, including at least one that is sports-related (coach or employer) March 15
Writing sample (greater than five pages in length), such as a paper written for an advanced undergraduate course March 15
Résumé and personal statement March 15
March 15
March 15

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
College Hall 305
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 2020-21

Application fee $60
Full academic-year tuition (before scholarship)
(12 to 15 credits per semester)
$40,560
Part-time tuition (fee per credit) $1,690
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 January 15 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.