• NPL student Shadrack Frimpong
  • Image of Amy Castro Baker walking in South Philadelphia
  • Headshot of Sara
  • Facilitating Healthcare & Education in Ghana

    Shadrack Frimpong, a student in the NPL program, is the founder and CEO of Cocoa360.

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  • Evaluating Implications of Guaranteed Income

    Dr. Amy Castro Baker is investigating Stockton, CA's universal basic income project.

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  • Sara "Sally" Bachman named dean, effective January 1st

    The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.

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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 levels.

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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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Partnerships

Partnerships

SP2 promotes interdisciplinary collaboration through academic partnerships with local and international institutions.

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Continuing Education: OpenSP2

Continuing Education: OpenSP2

Professional and continuing education programs help students achieve goals and impact their communities and the world.

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SP2 News

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

Gabriella Gabriel Paez

SP2 Student Named Activist of the Year, Provides Sustainable Local Resources

Student Life

Gabriella Gabriel Paéz, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at the Penn School of...

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Penn Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work Cohort & Instructors

First-Ever Program in Oncology Social Work Prepares New Generation of Cancer Care Leaders

Faculty & Research, Student Life

When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, their course of medical care– scheduling tests and doctor’s appointments, managing treatments and...

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CSIS 2018 Alumni Summit

Center for Social Impact Strategy Celebrates Alumni, Bold Changes Ahead

Faculty & Research

In September 2018, the Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) celebrated their community with a two-day Alumni Summit. This year, CSIS...

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