General Course of Study
On its own, the NPL is a ten course unit (CU) degree, consisting of four NPL core CUs, four NPL elective CUs, and two Penn elective CUs. On its own, the MA in Jewish Communal Service is a twelve-course program. When students complete the NPL/MA in Jewish Communal Service certificate program, two Gratz CUs are applied to the NPL program as electives, allowing students to complete both programs together in eighteen CUs. The NPL/MA program may be completed in five semesters. It is recommended that students begin the certificate program at Gratz College during the summer prior to the first semester at the University of Pennsylvania. Students must notify their academic advisors at both Penn and Gratz that they are completing this program, so that their course of study can be planned accordingly.