How to Apply

Application Deadlines

The MALS Application window for Winter and Spring terms is now closed. The next application cycle will reopen on December 15, 2023.

  • February 15, 2024 for summer term 2024 or fall term 2024 enrollment 
  • September 15, 2024 for winter term 2025 and spring term 2025 enrollment 

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

Admissions Policies

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.

Students must enroll within the academic year of their admission: Dartmouth's academic year begins in Summer term and concludes in Spring term. If you are admitted into the program and do not matriculate within one academic year (by spring term), you will need to apply to the next admissions cycle.

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).