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Applied Economics

University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
Duration
39470 USD/year
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About

Wharton’s highly selective PhD program in Applied Economics at the University of Pennsylvania offers students many resources not available at other institutions, such as 1:1 faculty to student ratio, five years of funding, and minimal teaching requirements.

Overview

Key facts:

  • Combining the faculties of the departments of Real Estate and Business Economics & Public Policy, Wharton’s Applied Economics program leverages the breadth and depth of its faculty to prepare students for careers doing frontier theoretical and empirical research. 
  • With the Applied Economics at the University of Pennsylvania students can focus on a variety of research areas, including Behavioral Economics, Development and International Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Industrial Organization and Regulation, Labor Economics, Law and Economics, Market Design, Public Economics, Risk and Insurance, Urban Economics and Real Estate. 
  • Students may also develop an inter-disciplinary focus by taking courses and working with faculty in some of the other departments at Wharton such as Finance, Health Care Management, Management, and Marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Development Economics
  • Industrial Economics and Business Regulation
  • Market Design
  • Public Economics and Political Economy
  • Urban Economics and Real Estate
  • Behavioral Economics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Transcripts
  • Academic history
  • Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

  • All admitted Wharton Doctoral students are provided guaranteed funding for five years that covers the cost of tuition, fees, health insurance, and provides a stipend. In contrast with other top Economics PhD programs, we only require one semester of teaching assistant work during the third year of the program, and one semester of research or teaching assistant work during the fourth year. All financial aid awards are contingent upon a student's satisfactory academic progress.

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