Students engaged in full-time study complete the program, on average, in approximately two years. The first year is devoted entirely to courses, while the second year is primarily devoted to thesis research. For students engaged in part-time study, the program must be completed in six years.
The academic year is divided into four terms (also known as the quarter system) and each term is ten weeks in length.
To view the Key Dates on Dartmouth's Academic Calendar, visit 2023-2024 Key Dates Academic Calendar (dartmouth.edu), or, for a more detailed breakdown, visit: 2023-2024 Term Calendar (dartmouth.edu)