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Graduate Programs

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If you have your undergraduate degree and are seeking to take the next step in your academic, intellectual or professional life, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers a broad portfolio of degree and nondegree programs that draw on Penn's wealth of resources to help you achieve your unique goals.

The eight professional master's programs at LPS unite rigorous academics, hands-on practice, and individualized advising and support at one of the world's top research universities. We focus on your career aspirations and connect you with the knowledge, experience and networks you need to make them a reality.

International Public Administration

Earn an interdisciplinary and innovative degree anchored in the social and behavioral sciences in just one year.

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Applied Positive Psychology

Engage in the scientific study of human thriving and resilience with leading researchers.

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Behavioral and Decision Sciences

Explore the science of what motivates people using real-world applications and a hands-on approach.

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Chemical Sciences

Be at the forefront of the human quest to solve ever-evolving challenges in agriculture, healthcare and the environment.

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Environmental Studies

Build a degree to suit your interests in the environmental sciences, from policy and education to conservation and remediation.

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Applied Geosciences

Expand your knowledge, study for certification and prepare to become a leader in your field.

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Liberal Arts

Create your own curriculum from course offerings across the entire School of Arts and Sciences.

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Organizational Dynamics

Learn innovative frameworks to lead your organization through evolving corporate challenges.

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Public Administration

Prepare for high-impact roles as public leaders and managers with focused and practical full time and executive program formats.

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Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

Prepare for a PhD program or bolster your knowledge for professional advancement.

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Course Guide

Find the classes you need and start getting ahead for the semester.

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About Penn LPS

About LPS

The home of lifelong learning at Penn—no matter where you are in life, or in the world.

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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