Applicants to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program are required to have a Bachelor's degree. Because of the strong academic program at Dartmouth, a student's motivation, maturity and ability to do intensive graduate work are central to acceptance. For candidates who have been out of college for a significant period of time, or who feel that their undergraduate performance does not accurately reflect their academic ability, it is useful to submit some evidence of your current academic aptitude. Transcripts of more recent coursework will be evaluated carefully.
The program welcomes applications from international candidates with demonstrated proficiency in English. Because facility in written and spoken English is of vital importance in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, all applicants for whom English is not their native language or who have not attended an English-speaking undergraduate institution must either take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS (a British-based EFL/ESL test). The TOEFL code for Dartmouth College is 3351.
The Admissions evaluation emphasizes the candidate's articulation of his or her interests, the suitability of our curriculum to those interests, and the individual's ability to take initiative in designing a course of study. We look at your record of achievement, your goals for the future, and how the M.A.L.S. Program at Dartmouth College will help you bridge them. Spend time familiarizing yourself with our courses, our requirements, our students, and our enrollment options, so that you can best articulate what this program offers you, and what you would contribute to the MALS community.
Last Updated: 7/27/11