Liberal and Professional Studies

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, offering high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, summer and online studies as well as customizable professional training with courses that span across disciplines. 

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

No matter where a person is 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 experience. 

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. LPS focuses on career aspirations and connects students with the knowledge, experience and networks needed to make those aspirations a reality. 

For more information: 

Graduate Programs



Through programming and community, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies proudly embodies the University of Pennsylvania's mission to encourage lifelong learning relevant to a changing global society.  

Wherever a person is 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. Renowned professors, global alumni network and state-of-the-art facilities guarantee an academic experience that can jumpstart a career, prepare for post-graduate studies or help achieve goals. At LPS, the power of Penn belongs to the student to create.