Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning

Whether you’re looking to advance your career or jumpstart your business, pursue learning as an end in itself or as a vehicle to help you make a difference in the lives of others, Penn has a program that will enable you to gain the knowledge you need to get there.

College of Liberal and Professional Studies

Housed in the School of Arts & Sciences, LPS offers a rich portfolio of degree and non-degree options for students in many stages of their academic lives and careers. Its wide range of offerings help students achieve their unique goals through access to Penn’s extraordinary resources and individualized advising services.

  • Undergraduate Programs: Earn a bachelor's degree from Penn LPS Online, enroll in online certificates and individual courses, or explore on-campus guest student programs.
  • Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies: Pursue degree programs or enroll in non-degree courses without interrupting a career.
  • Penn Summer: Study on Penn's campus, travel the world through Penn Summer Abroad, or take a course online.
  • Penn LPS Boot Camps: Prepare for a career in the fast-growing fields of coding and cybersecurity.

College of Liberal and Professional Studies

Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy (MEHP) Online Education, courses in Health Care Innovation

Receive specialized training in improving health care through online courses designed for professionals who can put their new knowledge to practice immediately. Topics include health policy, behavioral economics, operations management, health equity, and leadership.

English Language Programs
Penn ELP offers instruction in English as a second language and exposure to the cultures of the United States, as well as teacher training, testing, consulting services, and cross-cultural training.

Graduate School of Education General Admission Program
General admission status is available to students who wish to enroll in education courses for personal or professional development without applying to a degree program.

Perelman School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Program
CME provides healthcare professionals with up-to-date, clinically relevant, scientifically rigorous medical information with the goal of promoting excellence in all aspects of medical care and coordination, patient safety, and the effective use of resources.

School of Dental Medicine Continuing Education
With a commitment to advancing quality and leadership in lifelong learning, Penn Dental Medicine’s robust continuing education program includes symposia that bring together leaders in all fields of dental medicine.

School of Nursing Center for Professional Development
Consistent with Penn’s goals of linking theoretical and applied knowledge, Continuing Nursing Education enhances practice, administration, research, and theory that build upon the nursing education and experience students bring to the Center’s learning activities.

Wharton Executive Education
Informed by in-depth academic research and the extensive industry experience of Wharton faculty, Wharton Executive Programs deliver knowledge for immediate and lasting impact, changing how executives view their leadership roles and the business opportunities ahead.