• SP2’s Voices for Votes sparks ‘real talk’ on social justice issues

    Voices for Votes, a nonpartisan discussion moderated by 900AM-WURD's Sara Lomax-Reese, takes place on Sept. 19.

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  • SP2 in Botswana

    The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania may become another element in the Botswana-UPenn Partnership.

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  • 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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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

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

SP2 emphasizes interdisciplinary study and enables students to examine various social issues and global human rights.

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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 Alumni Relations Welcome Breakfast

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Save the Date: SP2’s Voices for Votes event to spark ‘real talk’ about top social justice issues

Faculty & Research

The School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is excited to announce its upcoming event, “Voices for Votes: Real Talk on...

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Student Moves Swiftly Through Pipeline for Promise Program All the Way to Penn

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Abdul-Hakim Muhammad As-Salafee has traveled a non-traditional path from working in the Philadelphia Prison System to the University of Pennsylvania. Now...

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SP2 Dean to moderate panel on Media & Social Justice at BlackStar Film Festival

Faculty & Research

On Saturday, August 1, the School of Social Policy & Practice is sponsoring a panel on Media & Social Justice...

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