We are now accepting applications for Fall 2018! All applications completed by December 1st will receive an application fee waiver.* We will accept applications until our January 7, 2018 deadline.
*When completing your application, indicate that you are paying by check and submit your application, upon submission the program administrator will apply the fee waiver.
Basic requirements for admission:
- Bachelor's degree with adequate preparation in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics and mathematics
- Demonstrated proficiency with the English language
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students only), to the Graduate Studies office. The institution code is 3351 for Dartmouth.
- At least three (3) letters of recommendation
- All official academic transcripts
- A completed Dartmouth College application for graduate study
- Application Fee of $75 US payable to Dartmouth College payable by credit card
Only students who intend to pursue a PhD or MD-PhD degree full time will be accepted and could thus become eligible for candidacy for a degree in PEMM. It is the long-standing policy of the College to actively support equality of opportunity for all persons regardless of race or ethnic background, and no student will be denied admission or be otherwise discriminated against because of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or ethnic origin.
Admission to the Program in Experimental & Molecular Medicine is granted by the Graduate School of Dartmouth College upon recommendation of the PEMM Admissions Committee.
After review of completed application materials by the Admissions Committee, selected applicants will be invited for a required on site interview. If you are applying to our program and your application is completed by December 1st, please hold January 18-21, 2018 open in your schedules for a possible invitation to our annual recruitment weekend. Those applying after December 1st, please hold March 8-11, 2018 open in your schedules for a possible invitation to our second recruitment weekend.
Additional information can be found on our frequently asked questions page.
- September 27th - Cornell University
- September 27th - Dartmouth College
- September 28th - Smith College
- October 2nd - Colby College
- October 3rd - Bates College
- October 3rd - Bowdoin College
- October 19th-20th - SACNAS - Salt Lake City, UT
- November 1st-4th - ABRCMS - Phoenix, AZ
- November 9th - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- November 11th-14th - Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting, Washington, DC
Additional Information for International Applicants
International applications should note that we are unable to reimburse for international travel expenses. On rare occasions, we may be able to interview applicants at an international location if a department faculty member is traveling abroad at an appropriate time.
Please check back soon for international locations we will be interviewing this year.
Education at Dartmouth thrives in a unique rural community of students and faculty who value differences and promote camaraderie and teamwork in order to learn from one another. PEMM strongly encourages applications from students of diverse backgrounds and cultures. The varied experience and interests they bring strengthens the program and enriches the educational environment for all. Minority applicants are encouraged to identify themselves to PEMM so that additional information can be forwarded.
Applicants with Disabilities
Dartmouth College encourages an environment of open communication in which students feel comfortable in declaring their needs for assistance related to any disability. Dartmouth College graduate students have available a variety of sources of support for virtually all types of health or educational concerns that need to be addressed. The Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center serves the entire College community. Although the primary goal is to assist students in becoming more efficient and effective learners, they are open to all who wish to improve their academic skills and ability to learn. They have extensive personal tutoring and organized study groups. The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office works with students, faculty, staff, and the campus administration to ensure that the programs, services, and activities of Dartmouth College are accessible to and useable by, students with disabilities. This office works to promote a welcoming Dartmouth College that is increasingly inclusive of people with disabilities in all aspects of its environment and in the attitudes, behaviors and endeavors of Dartmouth's students, staff, faculty, and community. The following links are resources for students with disabilities:
- Academic Skills Center
- Student Accessibility Services
- Disability Related Policies
- Prospective Students
- Current Students
- Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity
- Resources and Links
Competitive applicants to PEMM typically have:
- GRE Standard Exam Scores of an average of 70%+ across the 3 sections of the GRE
- TOEFL scores of 620+ for paper-based exam, 260+ for the computer-based exam or 105+ for internet-based exam, or 7.0+ Band Score for IELTS
- GPA of 3.0 or above
Online Application Form
To apply using our Online Application Form, fill out the information requested and submit the form.
Mail All Required Materials To:
Program in Experimental & Molecular Medicine
Office of Graduate Studies
37 Dewey Field Road, Suite 6062, Room 437
Hanover, NH 03755-1419