Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

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Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

Are you considering graduate studies but aren’t ready to start a degree? The Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) allows you to explore your options in the inspiring academic atmosphere of the Ivy League.

The Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program provides you with an option to enroll in graduate-level courses at Penn before you begin a degree program. Members of the program team will serve as your University point of contact, helping you consider the best way to accomplish your goals and making valuable University connections on your behalf.

A unique opportunity for promising scholars

At the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Division is made up of more than 30 graduate programs (rather than departments), known as graduate groups. Graduate groups are composed of faculty from across departments in the School of Arts and Sciences and the University who share scholarly interests and expertise

Expectations are high for anyone participating in graduate-level courses at Penn. As a result, students are required to get permits for each course they would like to take.

During your first advising session with a member of the Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program team, you will discuss your personal and professional goals as they relate to your interest in the program, and you will work together to determine whether the Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program is suited to help you accomplish these goals.

Graduate groups at Penn provide a range of study options, and it’s important to consult closely with the Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program team about the opportunities available to you. Final authority to determine a student’s eligibility for graduate study rests with the graduate group. 

Learn how to get started

There are unmatched opportunities awaiting you through graduate study at Penn. We’re available to answer any questions that may arise as you explore the possibilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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