M.E.M. Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid

Tuition and Expenses

Estimated Cost for Typical Full-Time M.E.M. Student

All tuition and college-related expenses are estimates and subject to change. Personal expenses will vary based on individual life style.

Estimate of one term expenses
Tuition: $16,665
Health Insurance: $875
Room & Board: $4,090
Books & Supplies: $345
Fees: $210
Personal Expenses: $850
Total $23,035

Need-based financial aid is available.

Degree Duration

The M.E.M. degree is typically completed in 4 academic terms plus one summer internship. A student who enters in the fall term usually completes the program 15 months later near the end of the following November.


Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is set at $16,666 per term. Tuition is the same whether the student is enrolled in 2, 3, or 4 courses.

Summer Internship Budget

Most M.E.M. students choose to work on their Master of Engineering Management Project (ENGG 390) during the summer term, but some students do ENGG 390 work in other academic terms. Students must enroll for ENGG 390 in the term in which they do their internship. If a student is not enrolled in any other courses while completing ENGG 390, a partial tuition charge, set at 15% of full term tuition ($2,500 for Summer 2015), is assessed. A student may not enroll in ENGG 390 when also enrolled in more than one other course in that term. Students should also budget off campus living expenses for the summer.

Health Insurance

Students without their own hospital insurance must purchase a Dartmouth College hospital insurance policy for approximately $2,550 per year. See Dartmouth College Health Service for details.

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is available to all eligible full-time students (international and domestic). All awards are contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and academic progress. Applicants should submit their financial aid application materials (see below) by the deadline for the Round in which they are applying (Round 1 – January 15, Round 2 – March 15).

Partial Tuition Scholarships

Full-time M.E.M. students (domestic and international) are eligible for partial tuition scholarships. Assessment of need is based on the PROFILE application. Awards are made annually on an academic year basis.

The M.E.M. program is a professional program where students take classes, but are not required to conduct research (unlike M.S. and Ph.D. programs). Most professional programs (including the MBA, MD, and JD degrees) offer little or no financial aid. Our M.E.M. program is pleased to be able offer partial tuition scholarships to students with need.


U.S. M.E.M. students are eligible to apply for federal Stafford Loans, federal Perkins loans, and DELC Loans through the Dartmouth Financial Aid Office. Application for educational loans requires submission of the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) form (which may be downloaded from fafsa.ed.gov) and the Dartmouth Graduate Financial Aid application form. For more information, please visit Graduate Arts & Sciences Financial Aid Web site.

Hourly Teaching Assistantships and Other Employment

Teaching assistantships may be available to well-qualified students. A teaching assistant is paid hourly to assist with grading, problem sessions, and/or lab work. Assignments are made on a term-by-term basis. Other limited hourly employment is also available to qualified students.

Hourly rates depend on the nature of the work and the student's ability. Normally work is limited to no more than 12 hours per week during academic terms and 40 hours per week between terms and during off-terms. Hourly employment may not exceed a total of 40 hours per week from any and all College sources.

Named Fellowships

Endowed named scholarships and fellowships, established through the generosity of alumni/ae, friends, foundations, and corporations, are awarded to engineering students with financial need who have demonstrated academic ability and show promise of contributing to the engineering profession.