Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

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Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

Ivy League graduate-level courses to prepare for further study or to enhance your career

Are you considering graduate studies but aren’t ready to start a degree? The Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) allows you to explore your options in the inspiring academic atmosphere of the Ivy League.

Through Penn’s Non-Traditional Graduate Studies program, you can enroll in graduate-level courses from more than 30 graduate programs within the School of Arts and Sciences before you begin a degree program. Members of the program team serve as your point of contact, helping you consider the best way to accomplish your goals and making valuable University connections on your behalf. There are unmatched opportunities awaiting you here at Penn.

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Graduate Groups

Graduate groups at Penn

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

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Course Guide

Get ready for next semester!

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

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LPS News

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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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The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts & Sciences

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

(215) 898-7326

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