University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School

Ph.D. Program in Insurance and Risk Management



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. Program in Insurance and Risk Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The principal goal of the PhD program in insurance and risk management is to prepare students for careers as college and university faculty members with a teaching and/or research specialization in risk and insurance. The program is universally regarded as the world's leading doctoral program in risk and insurance. The faculty are internationally renowned for their research in the microeconomic theory of insurance, applications of financial theory to insurance and risk management, theoretical and empirical research on industrial organization of insurance markets, economic and financial analysis of public and private pensions and benefit programs, and actuarial science. Alumni include a high proportion of the leading academic researchers in insurance and risk management.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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