How to Apply

Because the academic program at Dartmouth is intensive, a student’s motivation, initiative, maturity and ability to do graduate-level work are critical.

What We Consider

The MALS Admissions committee  looks at your achievements, how a MALS at Dartmouth degree will help you achieve your goals for the future, and how you will contribute to the MALS community.

Please review our Application Process to begin your admissions application to MALS at Dartmouth!

Application Deadlines

  • February 15, 2018 
for summer term 2018 or fall term 2018 enrollment
  • July 15, 2018 for winter term 2019 or spring term 2019 enrollment

All applications will be reviewed after the application deadline. MALS at Dartmouth does not offer rolling admissions.

Students may matriculate into the program at the beginning of any of Dartmouth’s four terms: summer, fall, winter, or spring. All terms are ten weeks long.

It is strongly recommended that international students matriculate during the fall term in order to take full advantage of all opportunities available through Dartmouth's School of Graduate and Advanced Studies Orientation.

Students must enroll within the academic year of their admission, and all degree requirements must be satisfied within six academic years of entry into the program.

International Applicants

The program welcomes applications from international candidates. International students who did not graduate from an English-speaking institution must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Acceptance Rate

Our acceptance rate varies with each admissions cycle based on the quality of the applicants. Because we are an Ivy League institution and we offer the only full-degree, graduate-level liberal arts program in the country, we often have more applicants than we can accommodate, but we will increase our class size on a term-by-term basis. On average, we accept 40-65%.