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Interdisciplinary Studies Diploma Program

This is a highly competitive, interdisciplinary program open only to international students of advanced undergraduate or graduate standing who are interested in one year of study and research at Smith College. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or at least three years of university-level work or the equivalent in an approved foreign institution of higher learning.

In keeping with the tradition of wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research, diploma students arrive at Smith with a diverse array of scholarly interests and work together to fashion an extraordinarily vibrant and creative intellectual community.

Diploma Program Tuition & Fees 2023-24

Fee Cost
Application fee $60
Full academic year tuition (before scholarship) 
(12 to 16 credits per semester)
Room and board $21,310
Health insurance (coverage beginning August 15) $3,600

Application deadline: January 15, 2024 (Exchange programs’ deadlines vary)