How to Apply

Application Deadlines

The MALS Application window for Summer and Fall 2024 is now CLOSED. 

  • February 19, 2024 for summer term 2024 or fall term 2024 enrollment 

Please note that our essay guidelines have changed due to the Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action. Feel free to reach out to regarding any questions you have about these essays. 

All completed applications submitted by or on the deadline will be reviewed by the committee after the application is closed. 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).

Employee Enrollment

We encourage Dartmouth employees to apply to the MALS Program. The application process is the same as any other applicant. Please fill out the application and provide all of the required materials

The tuition benefit for employees is available after one year of continuous service. It will cover one course per term, if you are interested in more than that you will need approval from your supervisor and our director. You will also be responsible for the added cost. 

Find the forms to be approved for the employee benefit here and here

Please reach out to if you have any questions or would like more specific information.