Applying to Dartmouth’s MPH and MS Programs at The Geisel School of Medicine
We are looking for passionate students like you who are committed to developing the knowledge and skills needed to lead the transformation of health care – whether in clinical, policy, or academic settings.
Getting Started on Your Application
- Start your application in SOPHAS, the Centralized Application Service for Public Health and Health Sciences Graduate programs.
- Add your chosen Dartmouth program in SOPHAS under Dartmouth – Geisel School of Medicine Graduate Programs.
- Submit all application materials in SOPHAS through the Supporting Information and Program Materials sections.
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2023-2024 Application Deadlines for Master's Programs
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Priority deadline for scholarship consideration
Final deadline for guaranteed scholarship consideration
Final admissions deadline
Admissions decisions are usually released 4-6 weeks after we receive your complete application.
Applicants interested in Dartmouth's Master of Public Health (MPH) or MS programs at the Geisel School of Medicine must fulfill the following criteria:
- A bachelor's degree must be conferred before attending Dartmouth.
- For the MPH program, there are no specific course requirements to be completed at the undergraduate level.
- For the MS programs, required undergraduate courses in calculus and computer programming or equivalent experience. Recommended course in statistics.
- No prior work experience is required; however, work experience, community service experience, and/or volunteer experience are encouraged.
A complete application file consists of the following 5 required elements. Click to expand each below for more information.
The personal statement is the heart of the application, as we want to know why you think Dartmouth is the right school for you. The personal statement should make specific connections to Dartmouth’s programs.
Submit your statement in SOPHAS Program Materials / Documents, and then upload a file through the Statement of Purpose and Objectives section. (Note: Disregard the other areas of the Program and Materials section.)
Recommendations should come from people who are able to provide a thoughtful, thorough, and honest assessment of your academic abilities in general and, specifically, the ability to succeed in the graduate programs at Dartmouth. To ensure your evaluation is thorough, and reflects all your attributes, make sure you contact your evaluators well in advance to give them sufficient time to write and submit their evaluations by the deadline. After you supply SOPHAS with the email addresses of the recommenders, SOPHAS sends the recommender instructions on how to electronically submit the letter.
(Note: If you have trouble submitting in SOPHAS with only 2 letters, please put your own name in as the third recommender. This should allow you to submit.)
College seniors & college graduates within the last 12 months: Letters of recommendation should come from your professors who can assess your academic abilities.
Applicants who have been out of college longer than one year: Letters of recommendation should come from employment supervisors and/or professors who can assess your academic and professional abilities.
Please submit a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) in the Supporting Information / Documents section.
In the Academic History section, submit official transcripts for all academic work towards any degree earned, including all undergraduate and graduate degrees. If you are currently enrolled in a degree program, please submit a current official transcript of courses completed and work in progress. Institutions must submit official transcripts directly to SOPHAS using their Official Transcript Request Form. (We can’t accept photocopies or student copies.) For any degree earned at foreign institutions (outside the U.S./Canada), we do require an official WES evaluation to review your application. Please request the evaluation to be sent directly to SOPHAS.
Dartmouth has updated the previous requirement of submission of GRE scores for all candidates applying to our MPH programs. For the 2023-2024 admissions cycle, GRE scores are not required and will not be reviewed as part of our review of MPH applications. Those applying to Dartmouth's MS programs have the option to submit valid (non-expired) GRE test scores to be considered for review.
TOEFL or IELTS
All non-native English speakers must submit either the TOEFL or IELTS to demonstrate proficiency in English. Results shouldn’t be more than two years old. This requirement is waived for applicants who received a degree from an institution outside the U.S. where instruction is in English.
The minimum required TOEFL scores for the different exams are as follows:
- Internet-based exam: 100
- Computer-based exam: 250
- Paper-based exam: 600
- IETLS minimum score: 7
SOPHAS has a standard application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and is not credited toward any charges when an accepted applicant registers as a student. Dartmouth does not require a supplemental application or fee.
After the admissions committee review is complete, we may invite candidates to a phone interview. If you are invited to a phone interview, you’ll be sent a link to a portal on our admissions site where you can choose a convenient time slot. It is important that you pick an open timeslot within two weeks of your invitation and provide appropriate contact information. International applicants will complete their interview by Zoom.
All email notifications come from Geisel.MPH.MS.Admissions@Dartmouth.edu. Please add the address to your safe sender list to ensure timely receipt of emails.
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