Admission to the Wharton Doctoral Programs is highly selective.

All Admitted Students Receive a Full Fellowship

All students admitted to the Wharton Doctoral Programs receive a full fellowship that includes a stipend and covers the cost of tuition and health insurance. More

We seek students interested in conducting leading-edge academic research to advance business knowledge.

In assessing your application, the admissions committee considers your previous academic work, your standardized graduate examination performance (GRE/GMAT), and the evaluations of instructors and professional supervisors. PhD students begin their studies in September only.

Important Facts and Dates
Application Deadline: December 15 th
Note: Your completed application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. A complete application includes the full online application and all supplemental application materials: letters of recommendation, personal statement and applicant history, test scores, and transcripts. See Application Requirements.
Admissions Decisions
Candidates are notified of admission decisions via email as soon as they are reached on or before April 15.
Program Start Date
Admission is for the Fall semester only. More Facts & Dates

Recruiting Webinar

Wharton Doctoral Programs Vice Dean, Eric Bradlow, hosts a web based seminar in an effort to reach out to you and other prospective applicants. The Vice Dean will be joined by a Wharton faculty member and a current Wharton PhD student. Watch seminar »