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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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Global Master of Public Administration

Featured program: Global Master of Public Administration

International students can earn a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary master's degree from anywhere in the world—in just one year.

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.

Program Finder

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 Chemical Sciences Virtual Information Session
Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs Virtual Information Session

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LPS News

Aidan Sova, Ann Arbor’s youngest-ever Black elected official, will serve his community as a library trustee
Penn Master of Liberal Arts student Aidan Sova voted onto Ann Arbor District Library Board of Trustees, becoming city’s youngest-ever Black elected official

MLA student Aidan Sova, Ann Arbor’s youngest-ever Black elected official, will serve his community as a library trustee.

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Spring 2023 Penn LPS 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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Penn Pre-Health Programs students launch an innovative health disparities course to make better doctors and a better world

Penn Pre-Health Programs students tackle health disparities and social determinants of health by building a peer-to-peer enrichment course, going beyond traditional health education to make better doctors and a better world.

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