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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Featured program: Global Master of Public Administration

Featured program: Master of Liberal Arts

Your journey to the MLA starts with you: your passions, your questions, and your unique combination of academic interests.

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.

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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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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.


Global Master of Public Administration Virtual Information Session
Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café
Applied Geosciences Program Virtual Café
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Virtual Information Sessions

Meet Our Students

LPS News

Photo of a student at the LPS Graduation
Congratulations to the Penn LPS Class of 2024

On Saturday, May 18, Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) welcomed family, friends, and faculty to celebrate the Class of 2024.

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LPS faculty honored as 2024 distinguished teaching award winners
LPS faculty honored as 2024 distinguished teaching award winners

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program’s Virginia Millar and Master of Environmental Studies program’s Sarah (Sally) Willig have been recognized with distinguished teaching awards.

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LPS students honored as 2024 Dean’s Scholars
LPS students honored as 2024 Dean’s Scholars

Undergraduate alumnus Joe Daniel Barreto and graduate student Abigail Paige Blyler have been recognized as Dean's Scholars for their outstanding academic work.

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