Learn the theory, apply the tools, and make a difference
Penn’s Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) is informed by contemporary theories and research methods of behavioral economics, decision sciences, network analysis, and public policy. Our program equips students with theoretical and practical tools to address a variety of real-life problems, putting you ahead of the curve in a growing field of study.
Our interdisciplinary degree prepares you to understand how individuals and groups make decisions, and how to effect those decisions. Housed in the School of Arts and Sciences, the MBDS program is rooted in the social sciences—the skills we teach help you make a positive, sustainable impact in your area of interest.
Penn's MBDS program is a STEM-designated program, coded as 30.1701.
Please note: GRE test scores are required for applicants who have recently completed undergraduate studies or who have less than five years of professional experience.