How to Apply to QBS

The application process is very quick and easy with the online program. Simply click on “APPLICATION” below to enter the application program and the program will take you through each step of the process. If you have any questions, please email us.

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The online application program includes downloadable forms for letters of recommendation for those who can not submit letters of recommendation online. The mailing address is listed below.

Application Deadlines

The application process begins in September and runs through February. Application review begins on December 15 on a rolling basis, and the deadline when all supporting documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE standard scores, TOEFL scores for international students, application fees) must be received is January 5th, 2017.

Required Support Materials

  1. Personal Statement (Application Essay) describing your personal and scientific interests, career goals.
  2. Official College transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  3. Official GRE standard exam scores (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing) from ETS (subject exams not required). Only reports sent by ETS to QBS will be accepted — no photocopies
  4. Official TOEFL (for international students who do not have a degree from an English speaking institution) exam scores from ETS. Only reports sent by ETS to QBS will be accepted — no photocopies. We will also accept IELTS scores with band scores of 7.0 or higher.
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Application Fee of $75 US payable to Dartmouth College by credit card. We do not defer or waive application fees.

All support materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered. If mailing materials such as transcripts, DO NOT send to the Dartmouth College Admissions Office. That office is for applications to the undergraduate college only.

Visa Information

Up-to-date information with the new SEVIS regulations can be found at the following locations: (includes downloadable visa application forms)

A very helpful site is EducationUSA Centers. You will find locations of the EducationUSA advising centers near you. We encourage you to visit the site for helpful information on applying to graduate schools as well as traveling to the U.S.

Inquiries and Mailing Addresses

Questions regarding applications, program requirements, etc. should be directed to the QBS Program (

Support materials should be mailed to:

Graduate Studies
Dartmouth College
37 Dewey Field Road
Suite 6062, Room 437
Hanover, NH 03755-1419