MCB Application Information
- Only students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. degree full-time are accepted into the program. Admission into the MCB program is based on appraisal of each applicant's undergraduate academic record, letters of recommendation, involvement in research or other activities which indicate a strong commitment to graduate study, and the essay.
- For M.D./Ph.D. candidates, the Graduate Committee will accept MCAT scores.
- It is typical that entering graduate students will have had at least one year each of physics, and mathematics (calculus) and two years of biology and chemistry (general and organic). Students with degrees in physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants should note any prior research experience relevant to the scientific programs being pursued in MCB laboratories.
- It is the long-standing policy of Dartmouth 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, gender, religion, age, national or ethnic origin.
- All MCB coursework and related activities are conducted in English. It is very important that applicants be able to write, read and speak English fluently and without difficulty.
- The MCB program receives upwards of 350 applications each year and enrolls between 30 and 35 students each September.
- We do not release information about our current students such as scores, GPAs, or research interests (average or actual).
- The MCB academic year is arranged by terms - Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer - and requires attendance on campus for all four terms.
The link to our online application program is listed in the "Deadlines and Required Materials" section of this site.