Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
The Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts serves as the cultural focus of the College. The center sponsors an active film society, two full concert series, and a very active drama program. In addition, all students and faculty members have access to workshops for sculpture, painting, and various craft forms as well as to membership in various choral and instrumental music groups. Dartmouth also makes available to its graduate students the extensive facilities of the Dartmouth Outing Club and the Dartmouth College Athletic Council.
Dartmouth is coeducational. The undergraduate student body numbers approximately 4,000. The graduate and professional school enrollment is about 1,585; approximately 570 of these students are enrolled in the graduate programs of arts and sciences.
The Location and Community
Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, a town of about 6,000 on the border of New Hampshire and Vermont. Hanover is less than 3 hours' driving distance from Boston and Albany and about 4 hours from Montreal. The Hanover area provides excellent opportunities for hiking, canoeing, climbing, and skiing and is near many of northern New England's lake and skiing resorts.
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
Dartmouth awards the A.M. degree in comparative literature and electroacoustic music and the M.S. degree in computer science, earth sciences, evaluative clinical sciences, and physics. The Ph.D. degree is awarded in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, engineering sciences, evaluative clinical sciences, genetics, mathematics, microbiology/immunology, pharmacology/toxicology, physics/astronomy, physiology, and psychological and brain sciences. A special program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) is also offered. An interactive, cross-disciplinary program, the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) program, is offered in the life sciences. It is comprised of faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Dartmouth Medical School, and the Thayer School of Engineering.
Graduate degrees are also offered by the professional Schools of Medicine (M.D.), Engineering (M.E.M., M.S., Ph.D.), and Business Administration (M.B.A.).
Dartmouth's graduate programs are small and selective and are designed to provide more flexibility than the traditional Ph.D. program usually allows. Breadth within the discipline, significant teaching experience, and a broadly conceived research-thesis project are the basic elements in each of the graduate programs. Research achievement is naturally the most fundamental aspect of the Ph.D. program, and the limited enrollment in each program ensures the student a close apprentice-colleague relationship with his or her research supervisor. Most students are expected to teach during part of their graduate career, and considerable emphasis is placed on carefully supervised teaching experience of increasing responsibility.
Facilities & Resources
Several significant research and teaching facilities at Dartmouth have been designed to encourage contact and intellectual exchange among scholars in related disciplines. The Sherman Fairchild Physical Sciences Center and the Burke Chemistry Laboratory building house programs in geology, chemistry, and physics and provide a common library, service shops, and computing facilities. Similarly, the Gilman Biomedical Center provides related facilities and space for the programs in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and physiology, and the Murdough Center serves as a connecting link for cooperative programs between engineering and business administration. Moore Hall, which houses the department of psychological and brain sciences, provides modern facilities for training in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, including the first MRI in the country dedicated to basic research.
All residence halls, classrooms, laboratories, and offices are networked at Dartmouth. Innovative ways are used to integrate personal computers into the curriculum, administration, and operation as well as the daily life of all members of the Dartmouth community. More than 12,000 network ports, a campuswide wireless network, and a variety of utilities make access to central computers and the Internet easy. The computing services group also maintains several clusters of personal computers and workstations throughout the campus for faculty student use. Berry Library, at the geographic and intellectual hub of the campus, houses the central machine room with a wide variety of computers for academic and administrative needs and general-purpose use. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is a centrally located hub of information technology activity.
Expenses and Aid
Tuition for the academic year is $36,279. Full tuition scholarships are generally awarded to all admitted students.
Most students in the Ph.D. programs receive financial assistance through a program of scholarships, fellowships, and loans. These are made possible by Dartmouth funds and by federal and private fellowships and traineeships. Dartmouth is an authorized lender under the Federal Stafford Student Loan program. In 2004-05, fellowships for first-year students carried stipends of $1544 per month plus a scholarship covering full tuition. Insofar as is consistent with the duration of individual awards, each student's program of course work, teaching, and research is designed to promote most effectively his or her academic progress without reference to the source of financial support.
The College assists graduate students in arranging for appropriate housing, either in College facilities or in private accommodations in the Hanover area. College-owned apartments are available at various rents for graduate students.
How to Apply / Application
Each program has its own application form, which can be obtained by contacting the individual department. In general, an application requires a completed application, a college transcript, three letters of recommendation, and scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations. All application materials should be sent directly to the department in which the prospective student wishes to specialize. Particular details, as well as the application packet, can be obtained from each graduate program. Dartmouth College is committed to its policy of nondiscrimination. A statement of this policy and the mechanism for redress of grievances can be found in the College's Affirmative Action Plan. For a copy, interested students should call 603-646-3197.
Multicultural Students / Diversity
Dartmouth has a strong historical record of attracting outstanding students from all segments of American society and abroad. Diversity is important to us for two fundamental reasons.
One is that any institution that prides itself, as we do, on educating the women and men who will assume leadership positions in our society, needs to make absolutely certain that our students represent the diversity of our society and of the world community. We assume this responsibility with enthusiasm.
The second reason has to do with our commitment to the intellectual vibrancy and inquisitiveness that has historically marked all great universities. Dartmouth is stronger today because of diversity. Students and faculty from different backgrounds and experiences help us all to confront and, finally, to understand the complicated richness of the world in which we live. A campus that values difference is one that encourages its members to explore the complexities that are central to intellectual life. - President James Wright
Dartmouth's International Office offers a full range of services and programs. Our primary mission is to assist over 1050 international students, faculty, and scholars who study and work at the College. The International Office provides the visa support necessary for our non-immigrant international population to join the Dartmouth community. We also assist internationals in maintaining their legal non-immigrant status once enrolled or working at the College.
Who to Contact
Department of (specify intended major)
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3526
Departments and Deans
• Charles K. Barlowe, Dean of Graduate Studies.
• Gary L. Hutchins, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies.
• Professor Ta Yuan Chang, Dartmouth Medical School, 7200 Vail Building, Room 405 (telephone: 603-650-1622).
• Professor Edward Berger, 6044 Gilman Hall, Room 402 (telephone: 603-646-2142).
• Professor John Winn, 214 Burke Hall (telephone: 603-646-3804).
• Professor John Kopper, B-2 Parker (telephone: 603-646-3281).
• Professor Prasad Jayanti, 6211 Sudikoff Laboratory (telephone: 603-646-1299).
• Professor Xiahong Feng, 6105 Fairchild Hall (telephone: 603-646-1712).
Evaluative Clinical Sciences
• Professor Ann Flood, Dartmouth Medical School, 316 Strasenburgh (telephone: 603-650-1874).
• Professor Jay Dunlap, Dartmouth Medical School, 7400 Remsen Hall, Room 701 (telephone: 603-650-1494).
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
• Professor Don Pease, 6092 Wentworth Hall, Room 116 (telephone: 603-646-3592).
• Professor Tom Shemanske, 203 Choate House (telephone: 603-646-3179).
Microbiology and Immunology
• Professor William Green, Dartmouth Medical School, 7556 Borwell, Room 603W (telephone: 603-650-8607).
Molecular and Cellular Biology
• Professor Thomas Jack, 7560 Remsen Building, Room 239 (telephone: 603-650-1612).
Pharmacology and Toxicology
• Professor Ethan Dmitrovsky, Dartmouth Medical School, 7650 Remsen Hall, Room 523 (telephone: 603-650-1667).
Physics and Astronomy
• Professor John Thorstensen, Wilder Laboratory, Room 239 (telephone: 603-646-2869).
• Professor Donald Bartlett, Dartmouth Medical School, 7700 Remsen Hall, Room 618 (telephone: 603-646-7723).
Psychological and Brain Sciences
• Professor Todd Heatherton, 353 Moore Hall (telephone: 603-646-3181).
Thayer School of Engineering
• Professor William Lotko, 8000 Cummings Hall, Room 217B (telephone: 603-646-3485).
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