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The College of Liberal and Professional Studies staff is working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the COVID-19 virus. Penn is committed to maintaining a safe campus and workplace for faculty, students, staff, and visitors. While we are not onsite, we are still available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by phone and online in case you need support: (215) 898-7326 or

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About LPS

The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is the home of lifelong learning at the University of Pennsylvania. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences, we offer high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, summer and online studies as well as customizable professional training with courses that span across disciplines.

Our outstanding students—engaged, curious and driven—come to Penn from all over the world with diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Whether you want to learn English while immersed in an Ivy League institution, join the global classroom in a MOOC, spend your summer abroad or start a new career, LPS offers the very best opportunities.

No matter where you are in life, or in the world—preparing for college, living overseas, working full-time, active in the military or studying on-campus—the College of Liberal and Professional Studies opens the Ivy League to you.

College of Liberal and Professional Studies Academic Programs

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.

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.


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.



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.


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