• 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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  • Faculty Accomplishments, Summer 2014

    Learn more about nine members of the SP2 faculty.

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  • Future of Social Change Tour

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

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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

October
17

New York City – Future of Social Change Tour

Join Dean Jackson, alumni, and prospective students for an evening of networking. Dean Jackson is an ethnographer who captures, characterizes,...

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October
18

DSW Class – 2013 Cohort – Trauma-Informed Theory and Interventions with Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D

DSW Class – 2013 Cohort – Trauma-Informed Theory and Interventions with Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D...

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October
18

The Future of Social Change Tour: CTW at Citymeals in NYC

Join Community Teamworks at Citymeals in New York City as we deliver meals to homebound elderly. We will deliver meals...

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

Summit Addresses LGBTQ at SP2

Student Life

This fall, students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the School of Social Policy & Practice gathered together for the School’s...

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Ebola Outbreak: How Can I Help? An Update & Focus on Liberia

Faculty & Research

Since August, the scale of the Ebola crisis has expanded dramatically. The most recent report from the Centers for Disease...

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Penn Prof and Alums Address Strangulation, Intimate Partner Violence in Research

Faculty & Research

To help policymakers understand the terror and risks experienced by victims of domestic abuse, a University of Pennsylvania professor has...

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