PhD Program Advising and Course Registration

Program Advising

Faculty are assigned each year to act as the PhD program advisor for the marketing department. Please contact the advisor if you need specific assistance with program requirements or require faculty signatures on forms.

Faculty Advisor: Ron Berman JMHH 746
Email: Office:  215-573-4831

PhD Administrative Coordinator
Heather Lindfors JMHH 700
(215) 898-3818

Students who have general questions about the PhD course offerings, should contact the Marketing Department staff at (700 JMHH, 215-898-8243)

Course Registration and Permits

Students from outside the Marketing Department Doctoral Program. Students wishing to take any of the PhD Level courses offered by the Marketing Department need permission from the instructor. Students should send an email to the course instructor requesting permission to take the course, being sure to cc the Course Coordinator on the message. If the instructor approves, the student should login to Path@Penn and request a permit for the course. The Course Coordinator will then approve the permit in the student registration system, so that the student can complete the registration process in Path@Penn.

Students admitted to the Marketing or Marketing and Psychology Joint Degree Doctoral Programs Each semester, students should request a permit in Path@Penn for the Marketing courses they plan to take. The  Course Coordinator will then approve the permit in the system so that the student can complete their registration in Path@Penn.

Independent Study  Students wishing to take an Independent Study course in the department (MKTG 9999) must complete an Independent Study Course Approval Form, obtain the course instructors signature, and email a copy to the Course Coordinator so that the course can be entered in Path@Penn. The form also needs to be delivered to the Doctoral Program office per the instructions on the form. The Marketing Department’s PhD Student Manual has a list of the faculty section numbers in the appendix.

Course Coordinator: Karen Ressler