• 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, deeply explored 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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  • Video Message from Dean Jackson

    Meet Dean Jackson at the Future of Social Change Tour. Register today.

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  • Students Volunteer in West Philadelphia

    16 incoming students participated in Community Teamworks prior to the start of classes.

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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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UCC Health Clinic

The United Community Clinic (UCC) is a free treatment and assessment clinic for the East Parkside Community of West Philadelphia....

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September
5

MSW Extended Orientation for New Students – Required for Incoming MSW Students

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Safety in the Field (not required for incoming part-time students) 10:00 am – 10:15 am:...

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A Message from Dean Jackson, Future of Social Change Kickoff in Philadelphia

Gifts & Giving

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. invites the SP2 community to attend one of the Future of Social Change Tour events.  Register today...

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Community Teamworks volunteers gather outside of the home they painted for ACHIEVEability in West Philadelphia.

New Students Volunteer in West Philadelphia as Part of Penn Community Teamworks

Student Life

Sixteen incoming graduate students and one alumna of the University of Pennsylvania spent the day making a house a home in West Philadelphia. On Aug. 20, as...

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Amplifying Your Impact, Katherina Rosqueta’s TEDXPhilly Talk

Faculty & Research

Katherina Rosqueta, the Founding Executive Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), wants to reclaim the word "philanthropist." During her TEDXPhilly talk she...

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