How to Apply

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

What We Consider

The Admissions committee looks for how your interests will fit with our curriculum. We look at your achievements, how you will contribute to the MALS community, and how a MALS at Dartmouth degree will help you achieve your goals for the future.

Application Deadlines

  • July 15, 2017 for winter term 2018 or spring term 2018 enrollment
  • February 15, 2018 
for summer term 2018 or fall term 2018 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 the Graduate 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%.