Duke/Dartmouth Semester Exchange

Duke Students at Dartmouth

Duke Master of Engineering Management students may opt to attend one semester at Dartmouth's Master of Engineering Management Program in the Thayer School of Engineering in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Dartmouth's program utilizes the resources of the Tuck Business School for its business focus, and allows students to take courses that parallel Duke's program.


Current students should look for information on the exchange on Sakai, but incoming students may review the following information.

Dartmouth Exchange Protocol


The Dartmouth Exchange program is intended for students that have completed at least 1 semester at Duke. Because of logistics, the fall term is better for the Dartmouth exchange.

Here’s the Protocol

Step 1) Do your research     

  • Spend some time looking at the Dartmouth site (https://mem.dartmouth.edu/) to better inform yourself about the Dartmouth program.
  • Research Hanover, NH (where Dartmouth is located). Get to know the area so that you can decide if you would enjoy the environment there.


Step 2) Create a Plan

  • Put together a list of the courses you want to take and write a paragraph explaining why you feel that a Dartmouth exchange experience would be a benefit to your MEM education.

Please note that Dartmouth operates on a quarter system (Fall, Winter, Spring) and the typical course load is 3 courses per term. Thayer School of Engineering courses may be found at engineering.dartmouth.edu/courses/graduate/. Students are permitted to take 1 course from the Tuck School of Business. Electives offered by Tuck may be found at  https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/academic-experience/elective-curriculum/elective-courses.


Step 3) Meet with Dr. Fox

  • Schedule an appointment with Dr. Fox to talk through your course plans and paragraph of intent. Based on this meeting, he can help you decide if moving forward with an exchange is the right fit for you.
  • If you and Dr. Fox decide that moving forward with an exchange plan makes sense, you may arrange another meeting with Dr. Fox to finalize your plans.
  • You must bring your course approval form (Duke/Dartmouth Curriculum document) with you to this secondary meeting with Dr. Fox.
  • Dr. Fox will then reach out to Dartmouth on your behalf to make sure the classes you want are likely to be available and to determine if Dartmouth will be able to accommodate your specific needs and goals.


Step 5) Logistics

  • If Dr. Fox and Dartmouth agree that an exchange will help you reach your academic goals, you will need to make all necessary arrangements.
  • The Dartmouth Program requires one month of processing time for domestic students and three months of processing time for international students. (This means early August for domestic students and early June for international students who wish to spend a fall term at Dartmouth.
First you must collect the following documents:
  • Completed Dartmouth Exchange form (on Sakai)
  • Duke MEM transcript (unofficial is fine)
  • Undergrad transcripts (unofficial is fine)
  • List of intended courses to be taken at Dartmouth (see Duke/Dartmouth Curriculum document for guidance)


Once you have these documents ready, they must be mailed to:

 Graduate Admissions

Thayer School of Business

Dartmouth College

8000 Cummings Hall

Hanover, NH 03755


  • If you an international student, your visa will have to be shifted to Dartmouth. You must make an appointment with Duke Visa Services to make the proper arrangements.
  • You will be responsible for coordinating your own accommodations and travel arrangements.

Be sure you have read the Duke/Dartmouth Curriculum document.

Terms, Not Semesters

Note that Dartmouth runs three terms, rather than two semesters, each academic year:

  • Fall Term: September to November
  • Winter Term: January to March
  • Spring Term: March to June


Submit your information for the above terms for any academic year for all students by February 15 of that year.

Dartmouth Students at Duke

Dartmouth engineering management students interested in spending a semester at Duke's Master of Engineering Management Program should read the Dartmouth/Duke Exchange Policy and complete a 'Dartmouth at Duke' Application Form.

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