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: Master of Behavior and Decision Sciences

Featured program: Master of Behavior and Decision Sciences

This interdisciplinary program prepares you to model, measure, and impact how individuals and groups make decisions and negotiate in areas such as business, health care, public policy, and education.

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.


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

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LPS News

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Spring 2024 Penn LPS events and information sessions announced

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

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Teaching the hard facts and soft skills for careers in sustainability

In her classes on sustainability, instructor Linda Froelich prepares students for careers implementing sustainable environmental solutions.

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Protecting the region’s water resources with a balance of science and statute

Wetlands provide numerous ecological services, says EPA scientist Robert George (MES '13). Conserving them requires policy knowledge, scientific data, and the ability to communicate both.

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