Dartmouth's Graduate Community


There are over 1,000 graduate students at Dartmouth in 17 Doctoral Programs and 10 Master's Degree Programs in the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, as well as interdisciplinary programs and professional schools. Joint degree programs offer MCB students the opportunity to combine their scientific education with degrees in business, medicine, and more. Dartmouth's graduate alumni now total over 4,000 individuals.

MCB students interact with the larger graduate community in both academic and social settings. With highly collaborative research labs, students often interact across departments and programs. The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is a student-run body dedicated to improving the quality of life for gradaute students. The GSC organizes a wide range of events including snow sculpture contests, dances, and movie nights (just to name a few) and supports graduate student clubs.

Related Dartmouth PhD Programs

These Ph.D. programs share multiple faculty with the MCB Graduate Program:

Integrative Neuroscience at Dartmouth (IND)

The IND graduate program provides rigorous neuroscience training in labs with research specialities ranging from molecular and cellular biology to circuits, behavior, and clinical neuroscience.

Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS)

The QBS graduate program was established in July of 2010 to develop, advance and support interdisciplinary education, research and infrastructure in the quantitative biomedical sciences. Areas of focus include bioinformatics, biostatistics and molecular epidemiology.


The chemistry graduate program spans research areas in biological/biophysical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry and experimental and theoretical physical chemistry.

Dartmouth Engineering Ph.D. Degree Program

Dartmouth engineering Ph.D. students acquire technical depth in their chosen focus area (ranging from biological/chemical and immunoengineering to sustainable design and microfabrication) while also gaining breadth of knowledge in related fields. Graduates are skilled not only in engineering, but also in problem-solving, communication, risk-taking, leadership, and innovation that generates human-centered impact.