Admissions Essay Guidelines

The MALS Admissions Committee evaluates your essay to learn more about your plans for the program as well as your ability to think and write critically and creatively.

What to Include in Your Essay

Your three- to four-page essay (double-spaced, size 12 front, preferably Times New Roman) should address the following:

• How and why you have decided to pursue graduate study in an interdisciplinary program
• How the MALS program at Dartmouth can further your personal and/or professional goals
• What abilities, qualities, and life experiences you will bring to the program