Admission to the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program is through:
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
14 Engineering Drive
Hanover, NH 03755
Toll-free from U.S. or Canada: 1-888-THAYER6 (1-888-842-9376)
All others: 1-603-646-2606
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Please read the instructions carefully.
MEM Application Deadlines
The MEM program has three admissions periods:
- Round 1: For applications received and completed by January 15, students will receive notification by March 15 and must send a deposit by April 15 to reserve a place in the program.
- Round 2: For applications received and completed by March 15, students will receive notification by April 20 and must send a deposit by May 15 to reserve a place in the program.
- Round 3: For applications received and completed after March 15, applications are processed within one month, on a space-available basis.
Round 1 wait-list notifications begin on April 15.
MEM program applicants who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must complete the application for financial aid concurrent with submitting their application for admission. Late applications for financial aid will be accepted, but financial aid may be capped at 20% of tuition, rather than the 40% cap for those who submit on time.
Interviews and Campus Visits
Prospective students are encouraged to visit campus. Most campus visits include meetings with MEM faculty and staff, lunch with current MEM students, and, if the schedule permits, sitting in on a class. To schedule a visit, call (603) 646-2606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants who visit campus before February 15 will not be asked for an additional interview.
Applicants who are unable to visit campus and are finalists in the admission process may be asked to interview via Skype video conference. The MEM program will contact these applicants directly.
MEM Application Requirements
Graduates of programs other than Dartmouth's AB program and Thayer School's dual-degree program must submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted online. Recommenders should complete the evaluation form and submit a letter. The letters of recommendation should come from the applicant's college professors ideally, unless the applicant has been out of school for several years. Applicants with work or military experience or currently in another graduate program can submit a recommendation from their immediate supervisor, a current or former employer, a former college professor, or someone who knows the applicant well through some other professional or community activity. All recommendations MUST be on official letterhead with original signatures, contact phone and e-mail information. If an applicant needs to mail a recommendation they should use the downloadable form under “Downloadable Forms” in the ApplyYourself application. These letters must be sent in signed, sealed envelopes.
One official, original transcript must be sent to Thayer School directly at the address listed in the application instructions from each college and/or university attended or uploaded to your application (see application instructions (PDF) for details). International applicants must make arrangements to have their academic records translated and sent along with originals. Where American-style transcripts are not used, the applicant must include all available records including courses, grades, degrees, and rank in class. The appropriate university officials must certify these records.
During the online application process, applicants will be required to submit a Statement of Purpose and respond to an Essay Prompt on the application's MEM supplemental page.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is REQUIRED of ALL applicants. GRE test information may be obtained at www.ets.org. Applicants who have not, or will not, earn a degree from a US institution are required to submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores. TOEFL information is available at www.ets.org. IELTS information is available at www.ielts.org. Original test scores MUST be sent to Thayer School of Engineering directly from the testing organization. No photocopies of test scores, or tests sent from an applicant, will be accepted. For more information please see the application instructions provided on our Graduate Application webpage.
NOTE: Applicants who have earned, or will earn a degree from a US college/university are not required to supply TOEFL or IELTS scores.
For convenience and in the interest of time, its is advisable to request that your test scores be sent to Thayer School at the time you pre-register to take the test. The ETS code number for Thayer School of Engineering is 3360 for both GRE and TOEFL scores. Thayer School is not departmentalized therefore is is NOT necessary to include a department code. IELTS scores my be sent to "Dartmouth College".
Students admitted with additional required undergraduate engineering courses must complete them while in the MEM program. Applicants who need more than three additional engineering courses can enroll initially as a special student or may apply to the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) program.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is set at $15,588 per term. Tuition is the same on a per term basis whether the student is enrolled in 2, 3, or 4 courses.
Need-based financial aid is available to all full-time students (international and domestic). All awards are contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and academic progress. MEM program applicants must apply for financial aid and complete all financial aid forms concurrent with submitting their application for admission.
Learn more about tuition, expenses, and financial aid for the MEM program.