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Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Studies

The graduate program in exercise and sport studies focuses on preparing coaches for women’s intercollegiate teams. The curriculum blends theory courses in exercise and sport studies with hands-on coaching experience at the college level. Entrance into the two-year program requires a strong undergraduate record and playing and/or coaching experience in the sport that a student will be coaching. Smith has a history of excellence in academics and a wide-ranging intercollegiate program composed of 14 varsity sports.

M.S./E.S.S. Tuition & Fees 2023-24

Fee Cost
Application fee $60
Full academic-year tuition (before scholarship) 
(12 to 15 credits per semester)
Part-time tuition (fee per credit) $1,910
Health insurance estimate* (coverage beginning August 15) $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.

Application deadline: March 1, 2024

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.

ESS Preview Day

Preview Day is an opportunity for you to visit the campus and get a better sense of the program. You will attend panel discussions and interview with department members, athletic trainers, and coaches as part of the application process.

Registration is required and is open to all.

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