• Helping to Craft Philly Schools' Trans Policy

    Associate Professor Amy Hillier offered guidance to students at the Attic Youth Center.

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  • SP2 Penn Top 10 Talks Gun Policy Debate

    Susan Sorenson, PhD takes a look beyond good guys versus bad guys.

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  • Public Policy Forum in Shanghai

    Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, recently visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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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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Associate Professor Helps Craft Philly Schools’ Trans Policy

Faculty & Research

Amy Hillier, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), offered the...

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SP2 Doctoral Candidate Receives Doris Duke Fellowship

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Among her many laudable goals, Christina DeNard seeks to produce research that is accessible and useful to child welfare agency...

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Associate Dean for Global Studies Travels to Shanghai for Public Policy Forum

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, Associate Dean for Global Studies, recently traveled to China to visit the Shanghai Jiao Tong University...

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