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Admissions Essay Guidelines

Admissions Essay Guidelines

The MALS Admissions Committee evaluates your essay to learn more about your plans for the program as well as your ability to think and write critically and creatively. Please write a three to four page essay which addresses the following:

  • How and why you have decided to pursue graduate study in an interdisciplinary program;
  • How the M.A.L.S. program at Dartmouth can further your personal and/or professional goals;
  • What abilities, qualities and life experiences you will bring to the program.

Application deadlines:

  • For Summer or Fall Enrollment: February 15
  • For Winter or Spring Enrollment: July 15

 

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Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA, 02109, regarding the institution's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, 34 C.F.R. Part 100; Title IX, 34 C.F.R. Part 106; Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 45 C.F.R. Part 90; or Section 504, 34 C.F.R. Part 104.

In addition, Dartmouth provides protection from discrimination on the basis of religion, creed, sexual orientation and disabled or Vietnam era veteran status.

Any person may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 6018 McNutt Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3541, (603) 646-3197, with inquiries or complaints regarding the additional bases for nondiscrimination.



 

Last Updated: 1/25/13