Dartmouth Engineering

How to Apply

Start Your Online Application ❯

Please read the application instructions carefully before starting your application.

Application Deadlines

Round 1 
The deadline to receive notification by March 15 is January 15.
Accepted students must send a deposit by April 15 to reserve a place in the program. Students who apply after this date but are admitted prior to March 15 will have a deposit deadline of April 15.
Round 2

The deadline to receive notification by April 20 is March 1.
Accepted students must send a deposit by May 15 to reserve a place in the program.


After March 15, applications  are processed within one month, on a space-available basis.

Application Checklist

❑ GRE Scores - Optional

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are optional.

— Visit the ETS website and use code: 3360. Submitting Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores is optional for fall 2023.

❑ Letters of Recommendation

Solicit three letters of recommendation.

Instruct recommenders to complete the online evaluation form and submit a letter on official letterhead with original signatures and contact information. Letters should come from the applicant's current college professors. However, applicants with work or military experience or currently in another graduate program may solicit letters from a current or former employer, a former college professor, or another professional or community contact.

❑ Academic Transcript(s)

Upload a copy of your academic transcript from each college or university attended.

If admitted you will be required to provide an official, original transcript mailed directly from each institution you have attended.

❑ “Statement of Purpose” and Additional Essay

Submit “Statement of Purpose” and also a 2nd essay when prompted.

See the MEM supplemental page of the online application.

❑ TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Required for applicants who have/will not earn a degree from a US institution.

Thayer School will accept self-reported test scores at the time of application. If admitted applicants are required to provide official results from ETS.

• IELTS scores should be sent to "Dartmouth College." ETS code is 3360.

• Duolingo scores are NOT accepted.

Campus Visits and Interviews

A campus visit can be arranged in order to meet with faculty and staff, enjoy lunch with current students, and if time allows attend a class. 

To schedule a visit, contact us at master.of.engineering.management@dartmouth.edu.

Applicants selected for an interview in the admission process will be interviewed via Zoom. These applicants will be contacted directly.

Financial Aid

To be considered for need-based financial aid, complete the application for financial aid along with your MEM application. Late financial aid applications will still be accepted, but aid may be capped at 20% of tuition rather than 40%.

To be considered for need-based financial aid, complete the application for financial aid along with your MEM application. Late financial aid applications will still be accepted, but aid may be capped at 20% of tuition rather than 40%.

MEM Class Snapshot

  • MEM students are a diverse group.
  • Over the past few years, students have come from Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uruguay.
  • Each entering MEM class has about 55 students.
  • Average starting age of an MEM student is 24.
  • Between one-third and half of the students are women.
  • All MEM students enter the program with a strong quantitative STEM background.
  • Many MEM students also have broad, liberal arts backgrounds.
  • MEM applicants are not required to have had full-time work experience, but roughly half of all MEMs do. These students typically worked between one and three years before entering the MEM program.

Test Score Percentiles
GRE-Q:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 165 |169
GRE-V:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 152 | 160
GRE-A:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 3.5 | 5.0
TOEFL:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 106 | 110  
GPA:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 3.0 | 4.0

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