Welcome to the home of lifelong learning at Penn

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers ambitious students—from veterans and international scholars to high school students and working professionals—opportunities to develop the skills they need to thrive in a changing global society. Wherever you are in life or in the world, the power of Penn is open to you.

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Pre-Health Programs

Featured program: Pre-Health Programs

Stand out in your medical, dental, or veterinary school applications with rigorous academics, expert advising, and access to Penn’s leading medical research centers.

Degree programs

Our bachelor’s and professional master’s degrees provide Ivy League academics, hands-on learning experiences, global connections, and expert advising to help you reach your goals.

Non-degree programs

From post-baccalaureate programs to guest student programs welcoming learners from around the world, LPS offers opportunities to earn academic credit without committing to a degree.


Designed to develop specialized skills or knowledge, these focused programs of study include standalone certificates as well as programs undertaken during the course of certain degrees.


Taught by world-class faculty and expert practitioners, LPS courses include dedicated programs of study as well as open admissions options for lifelong learners.

Professional programming

Meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving global society through learning opportunities, programming, and services tailored to meet your organization’s needs.

Program Finder

What do you want to study?

Explore our programs by degree, subject area, delivery, and more—and discover how LPS can meet your academic and professional goals.

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Penn LPS Online

Designed for working adults and nontraditional students, Penn LPS Online offers courses, certificates, and a bachelor's degree that fit your unique needs and busy life. Penn LPS Online brings the tradition of Penn’s academic excellence to you, wherever you are.

Penn Summer

Penn Summer has something for everyone: working adults, visiting undergraduates, Penn alumni and staff, and other lifelong learners. Learn from Penn faculty in courses that suit your summer schedule—on campus, online, or abroad.

Penn SAS High School Programs

Penn SAS High School Programs welcome ambitious young students to the Ivy League. Check out our range of programs—specialized studies or academic exploration, with or without academic credit, a few weeks or a whole term—and choose the right path for you.


Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café
Fels Institute of Government Virtual Information Session
Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Virtual Café
Master of Chemical Sciences Virtual Information Session

Meet Our Students

LPS News

Dr. Brighid Dwyer, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Penn Arts and Sciences
College of Liberal and Professional Studies announces the 2023 graduation speaker

Dr. Brighid Dwyer, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been selected to address the College of Liberal and Professional Studies Class of 2023 at the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 14.

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From left to right: Valerie Averia (Applied Positive Psychology), Edward Johnson, (International Studies, Lauder Institute), Rebecca Liu (International Studies, Lauder Institute), Shao Liu (Environmental Studies), and Kerry O’Neill (Applied Positive Psychology)
Applied Positive Psychology student Valerie Averia wins at this year’s Penn Grad Talks

Three LPS students gave TED-talk style presentations at this year’s Penn Grad Talks competition, covering topics on strengthening marriages, tap vs. bottled water, and redefining competition.

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LPS alumna Nancy Makale
LPS alumna Nancy Makale to be recognized by 2023 UPCEA Annual Conference

The UPCEA Annual Conference selected Nancy Makale (BA `22) for the 2023 Outstanding Professional, Continuing, And/Or Online Education Student Award.

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