• Future of Social Change Tour

    Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. will be traveling to 11 cities across the United States to share his vision for the School.

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  • SP2 Student Government

    For Britney Thornton, MSW’14, student government enables students to build community.

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  • Building a Consensus

    Herbert Whren, MSSP’11, works to support the creation of new policies that alleviate the suffering of people experiencing homelessness.

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  • NPL Alumni at Work

    Cecilia Ramirez, NPL’10, uses her spunk and enthusiasm to highlight the accomplishments of Philadelphia’s Hispanic community.

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  • Advancing Care

    The dissertation research of Joanna Bisgaier, PhD, examined Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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  • Supporting Abuse Victims

    DSW graduate Bianca Harper has dedicated her social work career to protecting and supporting children and families impacted by sexual abuse.

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  • Thank you to the People Supporting Penn

    People Supporting Penn celebrates the generosity of donors during the 2014 fiscal year.

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Degree Programs & Study Opportunities

Penn Social Policy & Practice prepares students to address micro and macro societal problems at the local, national, and international level.

Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work

The MSW program prepares social workers to work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations at the local, national, and global levels.

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MS in Social Policy

MS in Social Policy

The MSSP prepares early and mid-career professionals for policy leadership positions in government, foundations, research, and more.

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MS in Nonprofit Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Leadership

The NPL program educates the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs to transform nonprofits, social enterprises, international NGOs, and more.

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PhD in Social Welfare

PhD in Social Welfare

The PhD is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to be scholars, researchers, and leaders in the field of social welfare.

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Doctorate in Clinical Social Work

Doctorate in Clinical Social Work

The DSW prepares working professionals for leadership in advanced practice and university-level teaching without career disruption.

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Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs

SP2 is proud to offer 15 dual degree programs that allow students to pursue joint degrees with other University of Pennsylvania schools.

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Certificate Programs & Specializations

Certificate Programs & Specializations

SP2 emphasizes interdisciplinary study and enables students to examine various social issues and global human rights.

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Opportunities for Global Engagement

Opportunities for Global Engagement

SP2’s students and faculty study, research, and collaborate on complex social problems around the world.

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Upcoming Events

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Fall 2015 Advance Registration period

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April
2

The Future of Social Change Tour – San Francisco

Join Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., fellow alumni, and prospective students for an evening of networking at the Future of...

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Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice to address racial tensions, host two-part discussion on post-Ferguson society

Faculty & Research, Student Life

In the wake of heightened racial tension, civil unrest and the events that unfolded in Ferguson, MO, Penn’s School of...

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Global Social Impact House

Global Social Impact House

Faculty & Research

Part of SP2’s new Center for Social Impact Strategy, Impact Houses like this one in Vieques are “one- and two-week...

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Class of 1954 Lecture: “The Cultures of Care: Why Social Work Should Continue to Take Cultural Differences Seriously”

Faculty & Research

Join fellow alumni, students and faculty members from the School of Social Policy & Practice, Penn and the greater Philadelphia...

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