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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 lps@sas.upenn.edu.

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Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

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Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

Take non-degree graduate-level courses from an Ivy League institution

If you have completed a bachelor’s degree and want to take your education to the next level, the Nontraditional Graduate Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) allows you to enroll in graduate-level courses without committing to a degree program. With the guidance of the Nontraditional Graduate Studies program team, choose courses from more than 30 graduate programs in subjects including the arts and humanities, foreign languages, social sciences, physical and life sciences, and other scholarly fields. Whether your goal is to gauge your interest in advanced studies, prepare for a future graduate degree, or learn specialized skills to enhance your career, opportunities await you at Penn. 

Courses and Curriculum

In this flexible non-degree program, students can enroll in graduate-level courses in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and other select programs across the University. With courses from more than 30 graduate programs or groups to choose from, Nontraditional Graduate Studies students can pursue advanced studies in the arts, cultural studies, humanities, languages, physical and life sciences, social sciences, and beyond.

Learn more about graduate groups >

Fast facts

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30
Graduate programs available through the School of Arts and Sciences
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100%
Percentage of students studying part time
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8
Number of countries represented by current students (United States, China, Vietnam, India, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, Pakistan)
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29
Average age of the current graduate student

Graduate Groups

Graduate groups at Penn

Learn about the many graduate groups in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn.

See Graduate Groups >

Course Guide

Get ready for next semester!

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

See Course Guide >

LPS News

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    Two students from the master's programs in earth and environmental science are researching how to make the Delaware safe for swimming as part of a project by the Water Center at Penn. View Story
  • In a health crisis, past and current Penn Pre-Health Programs students pitch in
    Volunteer groups organized by Penn Pre-Health students raise funds and coordinate donations for workers on the front lines of COVID-19. View Story

Contact

College of Liberal and Professional Studies Office

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

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

 

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The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts & Sciences

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

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