School for Social Work Smith College

School for Social Work Smith College

Northampton, MA
student ratio
total students
average amount to complete degree
February 21
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
2 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


Smith College's School for Social Work Offers Master's Program with Specialization in Clinical Work

The Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts, is nationally recognized for its dedication to and specialization in clinical social work, a focus on working with individuals, families, and groups in a clinical setting. This specialization includes a mastery of clinical theory and practice, as well as an understanding of the sociocultural, social service, and policy contexts of practice.

The Master of Social Work program at Smith encourages critical thinking and self-reflection as students consider the areas of human behavior and the social environment, social work practice, research, and social policy.

Built on a foundation of knowledge and skills that are central to the social work profession, the MSW program includes content on the history and current status of social work and social welfare, an introduction to the major practice methods, an introduction to research, and a presentation of the major psychological and social theories that form the knowledge base of the profession.

The clinical specialization is supported by advanced courses in personality theory, practice, and trauma, and an opportunity to examine policy and service delivery in the field, which provides a context for clinical practice and internships in Northampton, Massachusetts, and beyond.

Social Justice and Diversity Emphasized in School of Social Work Curriculum

Issues of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and oppression are intricately woven throughout the School for Social Work's MSW curriculum. The curriculum emphasizes the promotion of social justice, service to society, and a greater appreciation of individual and cultural diversity in today's multicultural community. Smith College's MSW program recognizes the consequences of racism and works to identify and overcome the overt and covert aspects of racism.

MSW Program at Smith College's School for Social Work is Uniquely Structured

The unique structure of this School for Social Work program allows for coursework on campus from June through August with field internships across the country and Canada from September through May.

The full Master of Social Work program is a 27-month program, while the Advanced Standing program for BSW graduates is completed in 15 months. The Smith College School for Social Work also offers a Ph.D. in social work.

Location & Contact

School for Social Work

Smith College

Lilly Hall
Northampton, MA 01063
United States

Irene Rodriguez Martin

Associate Dean of Graduate Enrollment 

Phone: 413-585-7960

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Social Work Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 467
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled 139
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 21st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesMAT
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition $22,520
    • Out-of-state tuition $22,520
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 20
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students336
    • Female Percentage84%
    • Male Percentage16%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students336
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino10%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian63%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races5%
    • Unknown9%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSocial work practice, human behavior in the social environment, social welfare policy, social work research
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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