Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

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Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Learn the theory, apply the tools and make a difference

Penn's Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) is informed by contemporary theories of behavioral decision-making, neuroeconomics, networks and social evolution. It will equip students with theoretical and practical tools to address a variety of real-life problems, putting them ahead of the curve in a growing field of study.

Our interdisciplinary degree prepares practitioners to understand how individuals and groups make decisions, and how to affect those decisions. Our world-renowned faculty and researchers are also leading practitioners in their fields. With their expertise, you will be guided to apply what you learn to real-life problems in an array of fields, such as social and public policy, law, education, business and medicine.

Housed in the School of Arts & Sciences, the MBDS program is rooted in the social sciences—the skills we teach will help you make a positive, sustainable impact in your area of interest.

For international students, the MBDS program is coded as 30.1701 - Behavioral Sciences, which is STEM eligible. International students should consult with International Student and Scholar Services regarding any implications of completing a STEM eligible master's program.

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Upcoming application deadlines

The priority admission deadline for Fall 2018 is March 1st and deadline for regular admission is May 1st. Get your application started!

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Meet the Faculty

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Curriculum

Course descriptions

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Penn MBDS

311 Cohen Hall
249 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

TEL: (215) 898-3023
FAX: (215) 573-2231
penn-mbds@sas.upenn.edu