How to Apply


Our new application deadline for Winter or Spring 2022 is October 1, 2021. Please be advised that we have eliminated our July 15 deadline.

Application Deadlines

  • October 1, 2021 for winter term 2022 and spring term 2022 enrollment
  • February 15, 2022 for summer term 2021 or fall term 2021 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.

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%.