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Program Resources

The resources below offer a broad orientation to the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program, information about administrative aspects of the program and include forms you may need while you pursue your studies.

Virtual information session

During this information session, MLA Program Director Dr. Chris Pastore discusses the MLA program, its curriculum and what MLA graduates are doing with their degrees.

Student handbook

For guidelines on MLA degree requirements, structuring your individualized curriculum, capstone and policies, refer to the Master of Liberal Arts Student Handbook (PDF).

Academic resources

MLA students at Penn are part of a vibrant intellectual community, with access to a wide range of academic and cultural resources, including:


As you continue your MLA studies, refer to the following forms as needed:

Culture, community, and city living

Campus Life

Explore everything Penn has to offer, including the vibrant city life of Philadelphia.

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Penn and the arts

Campus Life

From theatre, museums, galleries, and music and dance, arts play a leading role in life on campus.

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Our social media world

MLA Social Media


Penn LPS

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

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

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