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If you’re ready to impact how health care systems are designed and how people and populations receive care, Dartmouth may be the next step in your public health journey.
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2023-24 Deadlines for Master's Programs
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Frequently Asked Questions
All applications are submitted to Dartmouth through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health offered through ASPPH (the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health).
We look forward to reviewing your application!
Dartmouth's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is offered in two formats:
- Accelerated On-Campus: a full-time program completed on the Dartmouth College campus in 11 months.
- On-Campus/Online Hybrid: takes 22 months to complete and meets online weekly. The On-Campus/Online Hybrid cohort convenes on the Dartmouth College campus three times per year.
If you're not sure which program is best suited for you, view our comparison chart to learn more about the benefits offered by each.
SOPHAS (the centralized application service for public health) does offer application fee waivers, but applicants must request a waiver with them, not Dartmouth. More information can be found here or by reaching out to SOPHAS directly.
All application materials are important. We believe the personal statement is what differentiates each applicant. We also require a phone interview with a Dartmouth alum from the program, which will give you a comprehensive understanding of our distinct academic structure and tight-knit community.
We offer scholarships to U.S. permanent residents and international students based on merit. Scholarships offered by the Geisel School of Medicine Master's Programs range anywhere from $1,000 to up to half of tuition. Scholarship funds are equally dispersed across each term you are enrolled as a student.
Priority consideration is given to candidates who submit their application by the December 1 priority deadline. All candidates whose application is submitted by February 1 will be reviewed for a scholarship.
An additional scholarship application is not required.
More information about scholarships, grants, and loans is available here.
Admissions decisions are usually released four to six weeks after we receive your complete application.
Students take one course at a time online (about 12-15 hours of work per week) and they spend three weeks per year on the Dartmouth campus, interacting face-to-face with each other and faculty.
Our admissions and financial aid offices will review the application materials submitted by candidates for admission. In assessing merit, we consider a variety of factors, including:
- exceptional academic performance
- leadership experience
- professional accomplishments
- ability to contribute to the diversity of the Dartmouth community
In lieu of a minimum GPA requirement we take a holistic approach to review each application. Of the most recent matriculated cohort, the average GPA range was 3.4 - 3.7.
We offer a generalist curriculum that emphasizes the core tenets of public health, giving our students a well-rounded view of the field. While we do not have specific concentrations or areas of study, students have ample opportunities to pursue individual interests through class assignments, internships, research, and myriad electives.
Through case studies, problem sets, and video lectures, students take a deep dive into content such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and healthcare ethics. Mentored by a Dartmouth faculty member, students also design and complete a practicum project. These projects can range in size and scope, from quality improvement in a medical setting to a project centered around policy analysis or development.
Our Online/On-Campus Hybrid Program is designed for students to pursue their MPH degree while continuing their professional work.
Accelerated On-Campus Program
The residential program tends to be made up of the following demographic:
- 25% recent college graduates
- 25% clinicians and physicians
- 50% mid-career professionals
The majority of the online/hybrid program students are mid-career professionals with 3+ years of work experience. The average age of these students is 35.
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