• Helping Talk through Trauma

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

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  • New MSW Courses Offered

    New courses are continually developed in order to meet student interests and remain up-to-date in the field.

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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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  • Advancing Care

    The dissertation research of Joanna Bisgaier, PhD, examined Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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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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DSW Student Gives a Voice to Inner City Youths

Student Life

Everyone has a story, but not everyone talks about it – or knows how to. Fortunately, graduate students like Meagan...

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School of Social Policy & Practice Calls Voters and Policymakers to Action, Launches “SP2 Penn Top 10”

Faculty & Research, Student Life

With the 2016 presidential election ramping up, renowned experts from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice...

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School of Social Policy & Practice Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Clinical Work

Alumni Stories

The Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) announced that SP2 alumnae María Natalia Martínez Muñoz, MSW’15, and Elaine Weisman,...

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