Master of Liberal Arts


The Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) offers intellectual explorers like you the opportunity to design your own curriculum at the intersection of your pursuits. Whether as a full- or part-time student, you’ll have access to classes in more than 50 liberal arts course areas, and the chance to study in other world-renowned departments throughout the university. Most of our courses take place in a small seminar format, allowing you to connect with both professors and peers in an intimate setting. The MLA at Penn provides a powerful combination of customization, advising and the outstanding resources of one of the nation’s top research universities. Enrich your career or create a launch pad for new opportunities today—our doors are open.