With Wharton and Penn, you can combine knowledge across disciplines. A wide range of joint and dual degree options are available.
Please review the specific application processes and requirements for joint- and dual-degrees.
The MBA/MA Lauder Joint Degree in International Studies combines foreign language skills with a passion for international business by integrating the Wharton MBA program with an MA program in international studies from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. More on the Lauder Program.
Wharton + Other University of Pennsylvania Schools
You can combine your MBA with a degree from one of University of Pennsylvania’s top-rated graduate and professional schools.
- Design: MBA/MArch, MBA/MLA, MBA/MCP, MBA/MHP with the School of Design
- Engineering: MBA/MSE with the School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Environment: MBA/MES with Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences
- Law: MBA/JD with the Law School
- Medical Sciences: MBA/MD with Penn Medicine and MBA/VMD (Candidates must apply in round one) and MBA/MS with Penn Veterinary Medicine.
- Nursing: MBA/MSN, MBA/PhD with the School of Nursing; must apply to the MBA/PhD program simultaneously
- Social Work: MBA/MSW with the School of Social Policy and Practice
Partnerships with Other Schools
Wharton + School of Advanced International Studies Dual Degree
This three-year, MBA/MA dual-degree program, offered by Wharton and the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., prepares students to operate in both business and the international political environment. Students earn an MBA from Wharton and an MA in international relations from SAIS, a program that pioneered area studies and the integration of international politics and economics. While in Washington, students have access to Washington’s resources and to leaders in foreign policy and international trade.
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Applicants must begin the Wharton part of their program in Pre-Term, and conferral of each degree is contingent upon completion of all requirements for the other program. Students with less preparation in their chosen field of study or in their language requirement may need additional time to complete the SAIS degree.
Applicants should apply within the cycle directly preceding the year they would like to begin at Wharton. All requests for deferral will be considered within Wharton’s deferral policy.
Wharton + Harvard Kennedy School Dual Degrees
These three-year, dual-degree programs, offered by Wharton and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) prepare students to operate in both business and public policy or public administration fields. The dual degree option with Wharton allows students to complete the HKS portion of their dual degree over three semesters, as shown below.
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- The Master in Public Administration (MPA2) prepares its graduates for positions of significant responsibility in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The program’s curriculum lends itself to individual tailoring with guidance from HKS faculty and administrators.
- Geared to the future leaders in the field of international development, the Master in Public Administration/International Development (MPA/ID) is an economics-centered, multidisciplinary program, combining analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.
- The Master in Public Policy (MPP) equips future leaders with a conceptual framework and the specific skills they will need to be successful in public service. The initial emphasis of the curriculum is on building a strong conceptual foundation for analysis, management, and advocacy.
Applicants must fill out applications to both schools during the first year at either school or simultaneously before enrolling at either school. The two degrees may not be completed sequentially. Students can start by enrolling at either the Harvard Kennedy School or the Wharton School. We encourage applicants to apply to Wharton during the application cycle directly preceding their desired Wharton start date. All requests for deferral will be considered within Wharton’s deferral policy.
Applying for a Dual-Degree Program
You can apply for one of the dual-degree programs if you are a current first-year student at one of our partner schools (except any of the Medical Sciences programs, which have different application guidelines) or you plan to pursue the first year of the dual degree at Wharton.
Please review the specific application processes and requirements for joint and dual degrees.