Online Learning

A leader in online learning, Penn provides people around the world with opportunities to build professional skills, acquire college credit, and immerse themselves in the life of the mind.

Penn Online Learning Initiative

A central source of information about Penn’s online learning and teaching opportunities, and a comprehensive source of support for active learners and instructors.

Penn Online Learning Initiative

Arts & Sciences Online Learning
Students can learn about Penn’s online student communities, as well as credit, non-credit, and executive development courses. Penn faculty can find support for “flipping” classrooms and tailoring lectures to the online environment.

Online Continuing Medical Education
The Perelman School of Medicine CME program provides healthcare professionals with up-to-date, clinically relevant, scientifically rigorous, evidence-based medical information and training.

Online Continuing Nursing Education
The School of Nursing’s Center for Professional Development offers online courses that build upon the educational and experiential basis of nurses to enhance practice, education, administration, research, and theory development.

Online Dental Education
The School of Dental Medicine offers an online course that provides an overview of dental anatomy, patient evaluation, and oral disease. The course is designed for current and prospective dental health professionals.

Penn Engineering Online Learning
Here you will find online and blended courses that advance the University of Pennsylvania's mission to increase access to education and innovation. Anyone with an internet connection has the opportunity to benefit from the research and teaching expertise of our world-renowned experts in robotics, software development and other leading-edge engineering fields.

Penn LPS Online
Cultivate new skills, strengthen your resume and broaden your understanding of key concepts to reach your professional and personal goals. Penn LPS Online certificates, courses, and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences connect you to a community of like-minded peers and world-class Penn faculty. Our online, for-credit courses, certificates, and degree are designed to meet the unique needs of diverse students—providing a stimulating environment for those who wish to foster creative pursuits, master essential workplace skills, or earn their undergraduate degree.

English Language Programs Online Courses
Penn ELP offers online writing, reading and test preparation courses for international students and professionals.

Kelly Writers House Alumni Electronic Book Groups
The online book groups program for Penn alumni and Penn families offers month-long discussions on longer works as well as ten-day “close reading” groups on single short stories or pairs of poems.

Wharton Executive Education
Wharton incorporates online learning into their executive education programs in customizable ways. Learn more about open-enrollment programs for individuals and custom programs designed in partnership with organizations seeking meaningful, actionable learning experiences for their executives.