Smith College, based in Northampton, Massachusetts, offers a fully funded Master’s in Biological Sciences. The program of study emphasizes independent research supported by advanced coursework. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong background in the life sciences and a clear commitment to an independent laboratory, field, and/or theoretical research. The Biological Sciences Master’s Program is fully funded: accepted students receive a tuition waiver and an academic year stipend in exchange for work in the department as a teaching fellow assisting with laboratory courses. Students are also eligible for summer stipends and research support.