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Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an advanced graduate degree designed for individuals with a passion for academic pursuits. As an MPhil candidate, you can demonstrate scholarship beyond a master’s degree for professional advancement, personal interest or preparation for a doctoral program with our personalized and flexible offerings. The Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts can serve as an important step in future PhD studies, or simply as a way to deepen engagement with the topics that challenge and excite you.

We encourage you to contact our Program Director to schedule an appointment to review your current research and explore your options for pursuing a Master of Philosophy Liberal Arts degree at Penn.

Student and Alumni Stories

Associate Professor of History, Global Studies Program Coordinator, Delaware County Community College

Discover how the MPhil program enriched Jeffrey’s teaching and writing career.

PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Learn about Ryan’s research interests in LGBTQ media practices and how his experiences in the MPhil program helped him prepare for a PhD.

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