Prospective Students

Welcome Prospective Students!

Thanks for your interest in VIPER. There are a variety of ways to get to know the program, its students, and alumni -- so start here! 


Attend an Information Session

VIPER offers monthly virtual information sessions to give students an overview of the program and give the opportunity to get to talk to current VIPER students! VIPER students will share their perspectives in VIPER and at Penn and are happy to answer questions about their research, completing the dual degree, etc. 

Join an Upcoming Information Session!

Arrange a 1:1 Meeting with VIPER Leadership

The VIPER Leadership Team (Dr. Michelle Hutchings, Professor Andrew Rappe, and Professor John Vohs) are happy to meet virtually with prospective students! You can reach out to us at to arrange a meeting. 


Connect with Current Students

If you are interested in chatting virtually with a current student, feel free to let us know and we can arrange to connect you with a current VIPER student for a Zoom chat. 


Visit the Program

See Penn's current visitation policy. Penn is now open to visitors who are fully vaccinated and comply with mask requirements and completion of PennOpen Campus pre-screenings. Penn asks that you please avoid coming to campus you do not feel well, have been exposed to COVID-19, or are not fully vaccinated. If you're able to visit campus, please let us know so we can meet you and answer any questions you have about the program. See this page for details.