School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth Established

The graduate school was renamed The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies in 2018.

In 2016, the Board of Trustees established the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth, creating the College’s first new school in more than 100 years. In 2018, Dartmouth renamed the school in honor of Frank J. Guarini ’46, after he made a historic gift in support of the College’s graduate programs.

The Guarini School supports more than 1,000 graduate students, doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars in 35 programs—all graduate students at Dartmouth except Tuck’s MBA students and Geisel’s MD students. 

Although the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies was established in 2016, Dartmouth has offered graduate degrees in select fields since 1885. Among Dartmouth graduate program alumni who have gone on to prominence are Marye Anne Fox, chemistry PhD ’74, chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, winner of the National Medal of Science, and a former Dartmouth trustee; Leah Somerville, psychological and brain sciences PhD ’08, assistant professor of psychology at the Harvard Center for Brain Science and a faculty member of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Law, the Brain, and Behavior; and Peter Doyle PhD ’82, professor of mathematics at Dartmouth.

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Photo caption: Dartmouth graduate students Ira Ray Jenkins, left, and Prashant Anantharaman, right, developed security hardware with support from Professor Sean Smith.

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