Admission Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Admission Deadlines for the Lauder Institute Class of 2027:

Joint Degree Round Application Deadline Decision Release Date
MBA/MA MBA/MA Round 1 September 4, 2024 December 10, 2024
MBA/MA Round 2 January 3, 2025 April 1, 2025
MBA/MA Round 3 April 2, 2025 May 13, 2025
JD/MA JD/MA for current Penn Law students (1Ls) March 1, 2024 Rolling
JD/MA joint applicants (for those applying simultaneously) March 1, 2024 TBA

Please submit your application and all materials by the relevant deadlines.

Note: Lauder accepts applications from students admitted through Wharton’s Deferred Admission Moelis Advance Access Program via supplemental application in the year in which they plan to matriculate to Wharton.

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Dates and Deadlines

The OPI may be completed any time after July 1 to count for the upcoming admissions cycle, but it must be completed by respective round deadline in which you are applying.

For important information regarding the OPI, visit the Language Testing section.

Spring Start

The academic calendar for first-year students at Lauder begins at the end of May or beginning of June (start date varies each year). That means MBA students are on the University of Pennsylvania campus before the bulk of their Wharton classmates arrive, so they get a head start when it comes to making friends in the Lauder Institute’s tight-knit community. JD/MA candidates start the program just after their first year of law school ends, so they are already well-oriented to the Penn campus and Philadelphia. All students graduate from Lauder with their business or law school class.

24-month Duration

Earning a joint MBA/MA or JD/MA degree through the Lauder Institute just four months to the 20-month Wharton MBA program and no additional time to the Penn Law JD program, aside from the first spring/summer term at Lauder after the completion of the first year at Penn Law. While the condensed timeframe requires students to commit to a demanding course load, stellar alumni outcomes show a great return on investment.