Scholarships and Costs
Dartmouth College tuition for 2021-2022 will be set in early 2021 (tuition for 2020-2021 was $19,265 per term). At the discretion of the admission committee, we may award 100% or 50% tuition scholarships for qualified students. Students also pay for the college health insurance plan, unless they have comparable insurance already. The insurance fee for 2021-2022 will be set in early 2021 (detailed information on current fees is available here). Students are responsible for covering their living expenses.
Note: Once they have been admitted, international students must provide written certification of financial support for the MS program.
The required components of your application are:
- The online application form
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- All applicants should upload a scanned copy of their transcripts. Applicants should not send an official transcript to the Graduate Office unless they are admitted and accept our offer of Admission.
- All applicants may self report GRE and TOEFL scores. However, official scores from ETS should be sent to our office for all applicants.
- The $60 application fee
These items must reach us by December 15, 2020 in order for your application to receive full consideration.
We require the General GRE. Your score report must reach us by December 15, 2020. If it will be late, you may send us a photocopy now and the official report upon admission.
If English is not your native language, we require that you take the TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System exam). An IELTS band score of 7.0 or above is required for Dartmouth Programs, but we have no specific test score requirements for the TOEFL or GRE. If you are transferring from a U.S. university, we may waive the language test. As with the GRE, we will accept a photocopy until the official report is available, but the photocopy must reach us by December 15, 2020.
We prefer that your recommenders give their recommendations online. Once you have listed their names on the application, an email will be sent to them with a link to the application site. However, if necessary, we will accept recommendations in sealed envelopes through the mail. Recommendation letters from scientists in the same academic and research communities as our departmental faculty will carry more weight.
We require a $60.00 application fee, to be paid by credit card online. The fee helps to cover the cost of processing your application and is non-refundable. The application fee will not be waived.
Like many graduate programs, we base our admission decisions primarily on the information requested above. We have no minimum test scores. We recognize that you may have talents and experience that do not shine through the forms and test scores.
Use the Application Essay section of the online application to give additional information. Do you have a specific reason for coming to Dartmouth? Specific goals for your study? Significant work experience? Why do you want to do advanced training in computer science? Include any publications you have authored (not to exceed 30 pages total).
In the Computer Science Supplement section of the online application, attach examples of your work. This is also the place where you can attach a resume.
There is no separate application for financial aid. Every applicant is considered for financial aid, unless you say that you do not need financial support. If you do not need support, please indicate this on the application form, and tell us how you expect to be supported.