• 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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  • Thank you to the People Supporting Penn

    People Supporting Penn celebrates the generosity of donors during the 2014 fiscal year.

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  • Future of Social Change Tour

    Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. will be traveling 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

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

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Report to Congress: Penn Researchers Find Homelessness Is Declining

Faculty & Research

Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report toCongress co-authored by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania...

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Penn Says ‘Thank You!’ to Donors & Friends

Gifts & Giving

The Honorable Kathleen O’Ferrall Friedman, SW’69, knows that a leading school of social work makes a positive impact on the...

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For Penn Graduate Student Cherae McWilliams, a Field Placement Opens New Doors

Student Life

Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &...

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