Applying to Dartmouth’s MPH and MS Programs
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.
Apply today and join our community of healthcare advocates dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare in the U.S. and worldwide. We look forward to reviewing your application!
Getting Started on Your Application
All application materials for Dartmouth’s Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Healthcare Research (MS) programs are submitted through SOPHAS – The Centralized Application Service for Public Health (www.sophas.org).
In SOPHAS, The Dartmouth Institute’s programs are listed as Dartmouth – Geisel School of Medicine MPH Program – Health Policy and Delivery Science.
To apply for the 11-month on-campus program, select the residential concentration. Select the online concentration to apply for the 22-month online/hybrid program.
Our application for Summer/Fall 2023 is open! Join our mailing list to receive details about our admissions process, timeline, events, and more!
2022-2023 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 or MS in Healthcare Research program must fulfill the following criteria:
- A bachelor's degree must be conferred before attending Dartmouth. There are no specific course requirements to be completed at the undergraduate level.
- 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.
Your statement of no more than 750 words should address the following:
What impact do you want to have on health and health care, and how will a degree from The Dartmouth Institute help you do that?
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.)
Recommendation requests should be given to two 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 The Dartmouth Institute. 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.
We only require two letters, but if you submit three we will review everything that you submit.
(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.
The Dartmouth Institute is making the submission of GRE scores optional for all candidates applying to our MPH and MS programs. This option will be granted to applicants applying for Summer/Fall 2023 admissions cycles. Email our admissions team if you have any questions.
Test scores provide another data point to give the Admissions Committee a better understanding of your qualifications and potential. The Admissions Committee considers scores (less than 5 years old) from GREs, MCATs, and GMATs.
To submit scores
- GRE - Please use the following code to send your GRE scores to SOPHAS: 0158
- MCAT - Follow SOPHAS instructions to submit your AMCAS ID & verification code that came with your test results.
- GMAT - Contact GMAT to request that Dartmouth have access to your scores
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 frequently 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add the address to your safe sender list to ensure timely receipt of emails.
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