Admissions and Applying


Applications for Fall 2019 admission open September 15th, 2018. The deadline to apply is December 15th, 2018. We recommend that you begin the application process early as it may take longer than you would expect. Allow enough time for completing your online application, gathering and submitting all of your materials, and taking the necessary standardized tests.

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.

Important Facts and Dates

Application Deadline: December 15
Note: Your completed application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern 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

Assessing Applications

Admission to the Wharton Doctoral Programs is highly selective and analysis of candidates is individualized. 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.