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Fall 2020 Announcements

Visit our new Fall 2020 Announcements page to get the latest information on fall semester plans, answers to some frequently asked questions, and important messages from the University.

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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?

Fall 2020 prospective student events

Considering applying to one of our programs? Check out our lineup of online information sessions.


Talk to our enrollment

Schedule a one-on-one phone appointment with a member of our enrollment team.


Introducing Penn LPS Online

Designed for working adults and other non-traditional students, Penn LPS Online offers courses, certificates, and even a bachelor's degree that can be completed on a schedule that fits your unique needs and busy life. Whether you already have an associate’s degree, some college, or a high school diploma or GED, Penn LPS Online brings the tradition of Penn’s academic excellence to you, wherever you are.


Meet our students

Michelle Prince

Bachelor of Arts '17, Social Science

“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

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

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.”

LPS News

  • English Language Programs’ online course reaches 1 million enrollments
    ELP’s MOOC English for Career Development allows learners to strengthen their English language skills while exploring global career paths. View Story
  • Food for thought from an agricultural sustainability leader
    Linda Froelich, global sustainability director at FMC, brings deep expertise in the agriculture industry to her new Master of Environmental Studies course. View Story


College of Liberal and Professional Studies Office

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

(215) 898-7326
(215) 573-2053


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Penn LPS

The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts & Sciences

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

(215) 898-7326