12 months
5146 USD/module
5146 USD/module
Tuition fee
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The Liberal Arts Individualized program of University of Pennsylvania offers intellectual explorers like you the opportunity to design your own curriculum at the intersection of your pursuits.


Key facts:

  • The Liberal Arts Individualized program of University of Pennsylvania has 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 customizability, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy East and West: An Introduction to Indian and Chinese Philosophy

  • How a Story Works: The Art of Fiction

  • Fashioning Gender

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students should make sure that their degree is the equivalent of a four-year degree in the US. Successful applicants to the Master of Liberal Arts program must possess at least a 3.0 grade point average in their undergraduate studies
  • Completed online application
  • Current résumé
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Application essays, listed below
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary school attended uploaded through the online application system 
  • Standardized test scores, if applicable (details below)
  • Two letters of recommendation (details below)
  • English language proficiency tests

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5146 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5146 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    5146 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5146 USD per module during 12 months.

Tuition per 1 course unit

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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