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If you’re ready to impact how health care systems are designed and how people and populations receive care, The Dartmouth Institute may be the next step in your public health journey.
Whether you have questions about starting your application, financial aid, or want to talk with us about which of our programs is the right fit for you, we are here to help.
Below are some resources to get you started on your application.
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2022-23 Deadlines for Master's Programs
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 Institute 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.
Read more about the Accelerated On-Campus curriculum and the Online/On-Campus Hybrid curriculum.
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 Online/On-Campus Hybrid Program is designed for students to pursue their MPH degree while continuing their professional work.
All application materials are important. We believe the personal statement is what differentiates each applicant. We also require a phone interview with a Dartmouth Institute alum, which will give you a comprehensive understanding of our distinct academic structure and tight-knit community.
Submission of GRE scores is optional for all candidates applying to our Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science (MS) programs. If test scores are submitted, they will be reviewed as part of the completed application.
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.
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.
We offer scholarships to U.S. permanent residents and international students based on merit. The Dartmouth Institute scholarships range anywhere from $1,000 to uo 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.
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
SOPHAS (the centralized application service for public health) does offer application fee waivers, but applicants must request a waiver with them, not The Dartmouth Institute. More information can be found here or by reaching out to SOPHAS directly.
All of the degree programs we offer begin in the summer term.
For more specific information, refer to our academic calendars for the Accelerated On-Campus program and the Online/On-Campus Hybrid program.
All applications are submitted to The Dartmouth Institute 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!
Admissions decisions are usually released four to six weeks after we receive your complete application.
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