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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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Whether you are an experienced geoscientist or preparing to expand your science or engineering experience, you can advance in the field without relocating or interrupting your career.

Featured program

For new and experienced scientists looking to advance in the geoscience field without relocating or interrupting their careers, Penn’s highly practical Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program is now online.

Explore undergraduate and graduate degrees

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.

LPS offers opportunities to earn academic credit without committing to a degree

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.

standalone certificates as well as programs undertaken during the course of certain degrees

Certificates

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.

courses include dedicated programs of study as well as open admissions options for lifelong learners

Courses

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

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Professional programming

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

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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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Choose your path at with online courses, certificates, and even a bachelor's degree

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.

Make your summer plans with Penn

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 Arts and Sciences High School Program students on campus

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.

Events

Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Virtual Café
Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café
Organizational Dynamics Virtual Information Sessions
Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs Virtual Information Session

Meet Our Students

LPS News

Fels Institute of Government graduate Sophia Zehler exemplifies school pride as Penn's mascot, the Quaker

Sophia Zehler (MPA `22) spent the last year balancing a demanding schedule as a Fels graduate student and the Penn mascot while preparing for a career in public service.

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Marketing manager Olivia Wang (MES `16) was headed toward a career in journalism when she decided to pursue an environmental studies education and become a sustainability advocate.
Living at the intersection of communication and science to advocate for sustainability

Marketing manager Olivia Wang (MES `16) was headed toward a career in journalism when she decided to pursue an environmental studies education and become a sustainability advocate.

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LPS Fall events
Fall 2022 virtual events and information sessions announced

The faculty and staff of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies invite you to join us for upcoming virtual information sessions and program events.

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