Smith College and the Northampton campus for Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech offer a cooperative program of study (one academic year and two summers), leading to the degree of master of education of the deaf. The program accepts national and international constituents. Most applicants possess undergraduate backgrounds in teaching or communication sciences.
The M.E.D. program is a four-semester, 14-month, full-time commitment. Part-time degree candidates are also enrolled and may spend up to four years completing the program requirements.