Application Policies

Admissions Policies

Students must matriculate in the same academic year for which they were admitted to the program. The academic year begins in Summer, and concludes in the Spring term. If students are accepted, but wish to defer, they cannot defer beyond the one academic year in which they were admitted. Students who wish to defer beyond the one academic year limit must re-apply to the MALS Program.

All degree requirements must be satisfied within six academic years of entry into the program.

All application materials become the property of Dartmouth College.

An Admissions Interview is required and must be completed by the application deadline.  Interviews are held throughout the year and scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. To schedule your Admissions Interview, please contact the MALS office by emailing or by calling 603.646.3592 no later than 30 days prior to the application deadline. Where feasible, in-person interviews are preferred; alternatively, you can schedule a Zoom interview.

For more information on admission requirements, and to schedule an interview, please contact us at:

(603) 646-3592

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admissions and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Dartmouth are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries or complaints concerning Dartmouth's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex equity), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability) is directed to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 6018 McNutt Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3541, (603) 646-3197.

Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA, 02109, regarding the institution's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, 34 C.F.R. Part 100; Title IX, 34 C.F.R. Part 106; Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 45 C.F.R. Part 90; or Section 504, 34 C.F.R. Part 104.

In addition, Dartmouth provides protection from discrimination on the basis of religion, creed, sexual orientation and disabled or Vietnam era veteran status.

Any person may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 6018 McNutt Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3541, (603) 646-3197, with inquiries or complaints regarding the additional bases for nondiscrimination.