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Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Hanover, NH


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The School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth Offers Selective Graduate Programs Where Students Can Earn a Ph.D., A.M., M.S., M.E.M., or M.P.H.

The School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth offers unique programs leading to the masters or Ph.D. degrees. The classes are smaller and offer more flexibility than traditional programs. Close-knit collegial relationships with faculty ensure strong mentoring and guidance through the graduate experience for students at Dartmouth.

Ph.D. programs are offered in biochemistry and cell biology, biology, chemistry, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, earth sciences, ecology evolution ecosystems and society, engineering sciences, experimental and molecular medicine, health policy and clinical practice, mathematics, molecular and systems biology, microbiology and immunology, physics and astronomy, physiology, psychological and brain sciences, and quantitative biomedical sciences. An M.S. degree is offered in comparative literature, computer science, digital musics, earth sciences, health care delivery science, health policy and clinical practice sciences, and physics and astronomy. A Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program is also offered. Cross-disciplinary training programs are offered in environmental sciences, molecular and cellular biology, and nanomaterials.

Programs in the School Provide Graduate Students with Modern Research Facilities Designed for Collaboration

Dartmouth boasts numerous significant research and teaching facilities designed to assist cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange. A physical sciences center and chemistry building house science programs and central facilities including a common library, computer labs, and service shops, encouraging students and faculty from different fields to interact. The medical complex offers state-of-the-art research facilities and many programs integrate with the Geisel School of Medicine.

Dartmouth College Faculty Members Are Experts in Their Own Disciplines, and Work to Broaden Student Horizons

Students pursuing graduate studies at Dartmouth work with leading faculty in their field who are renowned for their scholarship in their respective disciplines and for their teaching effectiveness. The faculty are accessible and available for consultation with students. Small program sizes help keep lines of communication open between faculty and students, allowing them to develop highly collegial networks and  relationships.

Students also interact with faculty at the professional schools, including the Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, and Geisel School of Medicine. Faculty-student interactions across disciplines deepen and broaden students’ application of knowledge as they pursue their specific graduate program.

Ph.D. Students at Dartmouth Can Receive Full Tuition Scholarships and Stipends, with Support Finding Post-Graduate Work

Dartmouth offers full financial support to all students in doctoral programs. Financial support includes a paid yearly stipend or fellowship.

Dartmouth's Entrepreneurial Network helps students learn valuable entrepreneurial skills, and offers strategic advice and mentoring to prepare students to leverage their knowledge and abilities into financial gain. The Dartmouth Career Network helps students find a position after graduation, with career advisers who will provide relevant information to current students.

Students at Dartmouth Enjoy a Wide Variety of Arts Offerings, and Many Natural Benefits of New Hampshire

Roughly 1,050 graduate students attend Dartmouth, enjoying a co-educational college community built for them and the 4,276 undergraduates. The Montgomery Fellows program hosts intimate lunch events for graduate students, allowing informal discussions with the Fellows who come from a wide range of fields. The Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts brings world-class performers, musicians, dancers, and actors to Dartmouth throughout the year and they sponsor an active film society. Workshops are available for students with interest in joining a musical group, or participating in arts workshops including sculpture, painting, and other crafts. The Hood Museum of Art also brings world-class artists to campus and hosts private student-only events. Graduate students also have access to the extensive facilities of the Dartmouth College Athletic Council. The Graduate Student Council is highly active and organizes several social events throughout the year, in addition to sponsoring a variety of special interest clubs and societies.

Lovers of the outdoor can avail themselves of special rates for skiing, boat rental, and the use of the College grant facilities through the Dartmouth Outing Club. Hanover gives students a perfect environment to go hiking, climbing, canoeing, or skiing. Hanover is near a number of ski resorts, and just a few hours from Boston, Albany, and Montreal.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science (MD/MS)
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Philosophy (MBA/PhD)
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (AM)
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 120
Doctoral Degrees 72

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes


Acceptance Rate



applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 4.19%
Black or African American 1.85%
White or Caucasian 49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.67%
Asian 6.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.18%
Unknown 2.35%


Male (56%)
Female (43%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 178
Part-time - 68
Male (164)
Female (82)

Location & Contact

Address 6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH  03755
United States
Contact Dr. Jon Kull
Dean of Graduate Studies
Phone: 603-646-1552

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