About LPS

Through our programming and our community, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies proudly embodies the University of Pennsylvania's mission to encourage lifelong learning relevant to a changing global society.

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Academics

Wherever you are in life, or in the world, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers ambitious students—from veterans and international scholars to high school students and working professionals—an opportunity to take full advantage of the Ivy League. Our renowned professors, global alumni network and state-of-the-art facilities guarantee an academic experience that can jumpstart your career, prepare you for post-graduate studies or help you achieve your goals. At LPS, the power of Penn is yours to create.

What LPS program is best for you?

Learn about the offerings for all types of future Penn students.

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Meet our students

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Michelle Brooks

Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, 2017—expected

“You’re more focused when you go to school later in life. You know who you are and understand the dynamics of a career, and you know what’s needed to get to the next level. You see how the skills you’re learning are transferrable into your work life.”

Cynthia Latham

Cynthia Latham

Master of Liberal Arts '13; Concentration: History and Writing

“The MLA staff was incredibly helpful and responsive. At first I thought, oh no, I can't do fiction! But Program Director Chris Pastore helped me visualize how my interest could be turned into a capstone project that would eventually help me earn my degree.”

Tom UyBarreta

Tom UyBarreta

Master of Environmental Studies ’04

“The MES program helped me get my career going. The broad perspective it gave me in policy and on-the-ground science focused my understanding of how the EPA does its work.”

ELP

The University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs

Instruction in English as a second or international language as well as testing, consulting services and cross-cultural training for social, professional, academic or personal needs.

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Arts & Sciences Online Learning

The home of The School of Arts and Sciences’ fully online and for-credit courses, massive open online courses (MOOCs), online student communities, and hybrid learning.

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Online Learning
Professional & Organizational Development

Professional & Organizational Development

Customized arts and sciences offerings for businesses, professional teams and organizational leaders taught, developed and led by esteemed members of Penn’s faculty.

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LPS News

  • This fall, the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) is hosting a series of film screenings, discussions and networking events that are open to current students and those considering the MES program.  More >
  • Read about Senior Wildlife Biologist and Ecologist Mike McGraw’s (MES ’15) conservation efforts around the country. More >

Contact

College of Liberal and Professional Studies Office

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

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PHONE:
FAX:
lps@sas.upenn.edu
(215) 898-7326
(215) 573-2053

 

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3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

E-MAIL:
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FAX:

lps@sas.upenn.edu
(215) 898-7326
(215) 573-2053

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