JOINT PROGRAM IN BUSINESS AND PSYCHOLOGY
The Joint Program in Business and Psychology was established in 2009 and is overseen jointly by the behavioral
science dissertation area at Chicago Booth and the Department of Psychology in the Division of the Social
Sciences. The aim of this program is to connect the large number of social, cognitive, and organizational
psychologists at Chicago Booth and within the Department of Psychology.
Admission to the Joint Program in Business and Psychology requires admission to both the doctoral program
in the Department of Psychology and to the doctoral program at Chicago Booth. Students interested in applying
for the joint degree through Chicago Booth apply for admission to the behavioral science dissertation area. Once
admitted, students seek a faculty research sponsor in the Department of Psychology. After a faculty sponsor
in psychology has been identified, admission to the Joint Program is generally automatic. Admission to the
Joint Program normally occurs during the first year of study. Applicants should state their interest in the Joint
Program in Business and Psychology as part of the application process so they can be given advice in making
the connection to researchers in the Department of Psychology.
JOINT PROGRAM IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
The Joint Program in Financial Economics, run by Chicago Booth and the Department of Economics in the
Division of Social Sciences, exploits the strengths of both sponsors in training PhD students interested in financial
economics. Core economics training is valuable for students seeking to do research in financial economics, and
advances in financial economics have important spillovers to other areas of economics. Students must satisfy
program requirements for the PhD at Chicago Booth and the Economics Department. Students in the joint
program benefit from broad sets of instructors, classmates, and resources in Chicago Booth and the Department
Admission to the Joint Program in Financial Economics requires admission to both the doctoral program in the
Department of Economics and to the doctoral program at Chicago Booth, but interested parties need only apply
to one or the other program. Upon completion of this program, students will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy
degree in economics and business jointly from the Division of the Social Sciences and Chicago Booth.
JOINT PHD/JD PROGRAM
The Joint PhD/JD program, leading to both a PhD in business and a JD, provides students with the training
to make major interdisciplinary breakthroughs in these areas. To obtain the joint degree, a student must be
admitted to the Law School and the Booth School of Business PhD Program and must satisfy the regular degree
requirements for both schools. Obtaining both degrees generally takes at least seven years.
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