• SP2 Penn Top 10 Talks Gun Policy Debate

    Susan Sorenson, PhD takes a look beyond good guys versus bad guys in the ever-expanding gun policy debate in the United States.

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  • Penn Futures Project: Investing in Children & Communities

    Penn SP2, Nursing, and GSE form collaboration to improve health and well-being of families.

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  • Helping Talk through Trauma

    DSW student Meagan Corrado is helping inner city youth talk through past traumas with therapy and art.

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  • MSW Student Focuses on International Social Work

    MSW student Rachel Townzen advocates for and supports refugees and asylum seekers.

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  • MSSP + Data Analytics Certificate

    The MSSP program will offer a new Data Analytics certificate beginning in Fall 2016.

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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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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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SP2 Penn Top 10: The Gun Policy Debate

Faculty & Research

As part of the signature SP2 Penn Top 10 initiative, Susan Sorenson of University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &...

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Statement on the Tragedy in Orlando

Faculty & Research

Our hearts ache profoundly in the wake of the tragic events in Orlando and our School's faculty, staff, and students...

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SP2 Alum Receives Prestigious Award for Dissertation

Alumni Stories, Faculty & Research

Micheal Shier, PhD, recently received the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2015 – 2016. Shier, a...

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