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Graduate Studies

Why Dartmouth Engineering?

Join a dynamic and supportive community of investigators where you can forge your own unique path to discovery.

The benefits of a Dartmouth graduate degree in engineering include developing the skills and the drive to innovate. As you work toward becoming an expert in your field, you'll be encouraged to:

Degree Programs


Engineering research at Dartmouth reflects our belief that innovation happens at the intersection of disciplines. Our non-departmental structure and collaborative culture enable faculty to draw on multiple areas of expertise to address critical human needs.


Collaboration both across the hall and across campus is encouraged:

Learning to Lead

While acquiring technical depth in your area, you'll hone your leadership skills as well. You'll practice writing outside your field, attend grant-writing workshops, learn how to give constructive criticism, and fine-tune your presentation skills.

Working within a single, unified department of engineering makes exposure to different areas and ideas inevitable. And the opportunities for creativity go way beyond a typical advanced degree in engineering. For example, you might:

Every experience you have that reaches beyond your chosen field of expertise prepares you to take the lead in whatever path you choose.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

At Thayer School, where half of the tenure-track faculty have started their own companies, we are working to address the nation's growing need for people with both technical and entrepreneurial expertise. As part of that effort, you may:

Service to Society

In the tradition of founder Sylvanus Thayer, graduate students are encouraged to participate in service activities, such as Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering and others sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, the Thayer Council, and the Center for Social Impact.