M.S.W. & Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work

Smith College School for Social Work
Northampton, MA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

  • Application Fee

  • Financial Aid Available


Degrees Offered

Advanced Standing M.S.W. Program

Our Program

More experience. More supervision. More recognition.

Smith College School for Social Work offers a single focus on clinical social work education that integrates comprehensive educational theories, skills and practices of clinical social work. 

Our low-residency program alternates concentrated summers of rigorous on-campus education in Northampton, MA with off-site training from September to April at leading clinical or research sites around the country.

Our post-graduate Professional Education offerings take it a step further, keeping you on the cutting edge of clinical social work through a variety of online coursework designed to fit your schedule and the “new normal.”

Smith SSW encourages applications from people of all genders and backgrounds. 

Go beyond traditional practice with Smith SSW.

M.S.W. | Ph.D. | Advanced Standing | Certificate Programs | Clinical Research Institute


  • Application Fee



  • checkbox-altCertified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-altLetter of Recommendation: 3
  • checkbox-altField Placement Form
  • checkbox-altDetailed resume
  • checkbox-altEssay Questions
  • checkbox-altTOEFL/IELTS (required for international applicants)

Application Deadline


Five College Circle of Scholars Deadline: November 30

Non-Binding Early Decision Deadline: January 5

Final Application Deadline: February 21


Deadline: February 21

There are a number of application fee waivers available. Five College applicants have their application fees waived automatically. Additionally, all graduate school fairs, conferences, and on-campus information sessions will have individual waiver codes that attendees may use.

Finally, if you have a situation or hardship that prevents you from being able to pay the application fee, please email the Senior Associate Director to request a fee waiver and provide a brief explanation of the circumstances surrounding your request.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound125 Students


  • checkbox-altFaculty to student ratio is 1::4
  • checkbox-altStudents of Color: 24%
  • checkbox-altStudents age ranges from 22 to 63, with the average being 30
  • checkbox-altEntering class ranges from 110 to 130 students
  • checkbox-altApproximately 150 agency affiliation for student Field Placement

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • checkbox-altFinancial Aid Available
  • checkbox-altApplication Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-altFinancial Aid Provided by SSW - $3,100 - $30,000 grant aid per 12 month period.
  • checkbox-altGenerous merit scholarships available ranging from $6,000 - $30,000
  • checkbox-altFAFSA required.
  • checkbox-altany student that qualifies for aid receives a monthly Living Stipend of $300/month