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Applicants to the Carey JD/MBA Program submit one application and should follow the application deadline instructions on Wharton’s Admissions home page for the integrated JD/MBA. For the essays, each essay should address the applicant’s interest in the JD/MBA Program, and not limit their answers to Wharton only.

Important note: applicants to the Carey JD/MBA program must apply for Wharton’s Round 1 or Round 2 deadline and will not be considered in Round 3Students must take the LSAT for the Law School portion of their application and either the GMAT or GRE for the Wharton portion.

Application Deadlines 2016-2017
  Application Deadline Decision Release Date
Round 1 September 19, 2017 December 14, 2017
Round 2 January 3, 2018 March 29, 2018

All deadlines are 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Applicants to the program will receive their response from both Penn Law and Wharton according to Wharton’s decision release date schedule. Applicants must be admitted by both schools in order to enroll in the three-year program. Given the unique, integrated nature of the program’s curriculum, students admitted to this program are encouraged to apply prior to matriculation in the Law School, and are bound to attend the three-year program if admitted by both schools.

Since the first year of the three-year JD/MBA starts in Law School, law students also have the option of applying during their 1L year, following the Wharton deadlines.

Please note that because the 3 Year Carey JD/MBA Program at Penn is completely integrated, students may not, after time of admission, decide to enroll in one school and not the other (eg., students may not choose to only enroll at Penn Law and do their MBA elsewhere or vice versa). The admission decision is binding to the 3 Year Carey JD/MBA Program at The University of Pennsylvania.

APPLY HERE: Three-Year JD/MBA Application