MEng Admissions

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Admission to the Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program is through:

Graduate Admissions
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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Applications Deadline

Applications are due January 1. Rolling admissions are possible for off-cycle applicants, but most admissions result from the January 1 application time frame.

Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants with an accredited bachelor’s level degree in engineering or with bachelor’s level degrees in scientific fields such as physics, chemistry, and computer sciences are encouraged to apply. The background engineering knowledge and skills of applicants without an accredited bachelor level engineering degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the admissions committee. Non-holders of accredited engineering degrees may be required to take the necessary prerequisite courses in addition to the requirements of the MEng degree.

Applicants must submit an online application through ApplyYourself, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and test scores (see complete application instructions (PDF) for details).

Graduates of programs other than the Dartmouth College AB and the Thayer School Dual-Degree program must submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Students whose native language is not English must also submit evidence of satisfactory completion of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Interviews & Campus Visits

Prospective students are encouraged to visit campus. Most campus visits include meetings with faculty and staff, lunch with current students, and, if the schedule permits, sitting in on a class. To schedule a visit, call (603) 646-2606 or email

Applicants who are unable to visit campus and are finalists in the admission process may be asked to interview via Skype video conference.

Tuition & Expenses

Tuition for 2017–2018 is $17,156 per term, which covers instruction, use of instructional facilities, and healthcare service through the College infirmary. Tuition is the same whether the student is enrolled in 2, 3, or 4 courses.

The total cost of a year in the MEng degree program, including tuition, books, room, board, and incidentals, will be approximately $68,000–$70,000 for the academic year 2017–2018.

All tuition and college-related expenses are estimates and subject to change. Personal expenses will vary based on individual life style.

Estimate of one term expenses

Degree Duration

The MEng degree is typically completed in 3 academic terms. A student who enters in the fall term usually completes the program 9 months later.

Health Insurance

Students without their own hospital insurance must purchase a Dartmouth College hospital insurance policy for approximately $2,700 per year. See Dartmouth College Health Service for details.

Financial Aid

The MEng degree program is course-based, therefore scholarships and need-based financial aid are not available.


As degree candidates full-time US MEng students are eligible to apply for Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans through the Dartmouth Financial Aid Office.  Application for educational loans requires submission of the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) form (which may be downloaded from and the Dartmouth Graduate Financial Aid application form. For more information, please visit Graduate Student Financial Aid.

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