• SP2 Penn Top 10

    The School's newest multimodal initiative addresses some of the nation's biggest social justice and policy issues.

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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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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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SP2 Penn Top 10: Full Website and Workbook Released

Faculty & Research

Can we end homelessness? How do we successfully and compassionately treat those experiencing mental illness? How should we approach the...

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2016 Social Policy & Practice Award Winners Announced

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Congratulations to this year's Social Policy & Practice award winners: SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY & PRACTICE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS Standing Faculty: Amy Hillier Non-Standing...

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Acclaimed Global Researcher Joins SP2 Faculty

Faculty & Research

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, has...

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