Quick Facts

  You may be surprised by the breadth and depth of research in each of our nine programs of study. Learn more about each program including an overview, core courses and more.

All admitted students receive a fellowship. A fellowship includes tuition, fees, health insurance, and a stipend.

Programs of Study
PhD Students
Schools at Penn for Collaboration
PhD Alumni
Entering Students Funded

Discover New Possibilities Here

“To be a successful academic scholar, you have to have a passion for your area of research – the thing you want to think about for the rest of your life. But what if you don’t have any idea what your passion is, or you have an idea but you aren’t sure? Wharton can open your eyes to lots of possibilities and we have the faculty expertise to help you pursue your passion once you find it.”

Catherine Schrand
Vice Dean, Wharton Doctoral Programs

Read a Welcome from the Vice Dean

Start Your Doctoral Journey: How It Works!

Whether you’re just starting your research on PhD programs or you’re ready to apply, we’ll walk you through the steps to take to become a successful PhD candidate.