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Wharton Doctoral Programs offer a tremendous breadth and depth of business knowledge to empower students’ research interests. Students work with leading faculty in a collaborative environment that offers unmatched opportunities to find their path as scholars and intellectual leaders. They take ownership of their ideas and discover new multidisciplinary research opportunities.

250+: Wharton’s faculty members who are available to Wharton Doctoral Programs students.

4-5: The average number of years of full-time study required of students to complete the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at Wharton. The first two to three years are spent preparing for admission to candidacy by taking required courses and passing a preliminary exam. The last two years are typically spent writing and then defending a dissertation.

9: Programs of study for Doctoral Programs students: accounting, applied economics, ethics and legal studies, finance, health care management and economics, management, marketing, operations information management and decision processes, and statistics.

1,500: Wharton doctoral alumni worldwide.

$26,660: Tuition for the academic year 2011-2012. All Wharton doctoral students receive a fellowship that covers this cost, as well as health insurance and a stipend

23: Average age of entering Fall 2011 students.

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