Degree Overview

The mission of Dartmouth's Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree is to develop managers who understand both the engineering and business aspects of technology. This highly customizable degree is offered by Thayer School of Engineering in conjunction with Tuck School of Business. Small classes are taught by faculty from both schools. Students gain access to Dartmouth's global alumni network, and many engage with experts at Geisel School of Medicine and the broader New England community of entrepreneurs.

Why the Dartmouth MEM?

Information Session Webinar

Join us at the next MEM Information Session Webinar to learn more about our program, the admissions process, and your future career pathways. During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to hear from MEM staff, ask questions, and talk directly to a current Dartmouth MEM student.

Value of the MEM Degree

Upon graduation, a Dartmouth MEM degree-holder commands, on average, a starting salary 36% higher than a holder of a BS degree in engineering, and this difference increases with the number of years past graduation. Ten years out, the Dartmouth MEM grad enjoys a compensation that rivals or exceeds that of an MBA degree holder with the same seniority. (Source: Businessweek)

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2018 Class Snapshot

  • MEM students are a diverse group.
  • Over the past few years, students have come from Argentina, Armenia, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States, and Uruguay
  • Each entering MEM class has about 50 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 about one-third of all MEMs do. These students typically worked between one and two years before entering the MEM program.
Average Test Scores
GRE-Q — 164
GRE-V — 158
GRE-A — 4.0
TOEFL — 112
GPA — 3.5

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