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Taking full advantage of the Penn experience

Penn is proud to offer its employees opportunities to advance personal and professional goals with programs and courses to match their interests. Whether you enroll in one of our many innovative and multidisciplinary professional master’s degrees or work with an advisor to design your own career-enhancing post-baccalaureate program, there are more ways than ever to pursue your passion at Penn. Visit our programs page for information about all of the flexible and innovative programs offered by Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS).

As an employee, you are eligible for tuition assistance on credit-bearing and audited courses that you take here at Penn through our tuition benefits program. You can apply to a full degree program, or you can arrange to take just a few courses.

The human resources website provides a full explanation of the tuition benefits available to you. University of Pennsylvania Health System employees should check directly with their human resources department for specific requirements and benefits details.

Discover the many opportunities at Penn LPS

All prospective LPS students, including Penn employees, must first apply and be accepted into their chosen degree or nondegree program. Please note that admission eligibility and application requirements vary by degree program. View the requirements for your program of interest to learn what you will need.

Members of the LPS Recruitment Team look forward to helping you learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you at Penn. To schedule an appointment, please call (215) 746-6902 or e-mail lps-info@sas.upenn.edu. You can also stop in for one of our popular Walk-In-Wednesdays, when we’re available to discuss your interests and needs and answer your questions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Office hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Office location

The Penn Liberal and Professional Studies suite is located on the first floor of 3440 Market Street (the first building on the southwest corner of 34th and Market streets). 

Student Employee Profiles

  • Cory Colijn
    Education:

    Bachelor of Arts, Major in Environmental Studies

    Master of Science in Applied Geosciences, individualized land management concentration candidate

    Cory Colijn came to Penn in 2007 as a guest student, and soon transferred here to finish her bachelor’s degree in the Earth and Environmental Science Department. During her time as an undergraduate she was named the EES Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant and graduated magna cum laude in 2011.

    Cory later joined Penn as a staff member for the Professional Master’s Programs in Earth & Environmental Science. She manages many aspects of these programs, but her favorite part of her job is daily interaction with current students.

    “Our students really are the best and brightest,” she says. “They are a constant source of inspiration and energy.” Cory is now pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Geosciences at the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, with an individualized concentration and a career focus on land management. “LPS became my home and continues to be a place where I am intellectually engaged as a student and an employee. I can’t imagine learning or working anywhere else.”

  • George Matysik
    Education:

    Bachelor of Arts, Major in Urban Studies

    “My LPS experience was truly life changing. I joined LPS while working as a janitor for the University. Today, I apply what I learned from my Urban Studies degree in my career as Director of Policy and Planning for Philabundance, the food bank for the Delaware Valley. While I always wanted to effect positive change in my community, it was LPS that gave me the toolset to make it a reality.”

  • James Carpenter
    Education:

    Master of Liberal Arts

    “Prior to my studies in the MLA program, I was a lecturer in the Wharton School, but only had a BS. In order to continue in that job, I needed an advanced degree.  As a result, I maintained my position for an additional eight years. Beyond that, my thesis evolved in to a research program that gained me some international recognition, including presenting a paper at a conference in Paris.”

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