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Program Resources

Academic resources

Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences students at Penn are part of a vibrant intellectual community, with access to a wide range of academic and cultural resources, including:

Virtual information session

Managing Director Christopher Nave recently hosted a virtual information session for students interested in the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) program. Here, Christopher discusses the MBDS program, the application process, networking opportunities, and courses.

If you have a problem viewing this video, you can watch this on YouTube.

Student handbook

For information on the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences curriculum, course and capstone procedures, program policies and other resources, refer to the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences Handbook (PDF).


Our program boasts leading practitioners in the fields of public health, business, education, psychology and more. Through working relationships with Penn professors and institutions, Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences students can secure internships in their field of choice. It is highly encouraged that these practical experiences are used as source material for the final capstone project.

Research opportunities

The Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences collaborates with many schools, centers, and institutions across Penn. Connecting resources across the University, students are welcome to explore independent research opportunities and attend seminars with:

Upcoming application deadline

The application deadline for fall 2021 is February 1, 2021.

Want to know more?

Join us on Tuesday, October 27 from 12 – 1 p.m. for a virtual information session to hear more about the program, curriculum, and application process.

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