• Tarana Burke speaks at the Commencement ceremony in 2018
  • Youth Matters: Philly
  • #MeToo Movement Founder Tarana Burke

    On May 14, 2018, Tarana Burke gave the commencement address to SP2's 2018 graduates.

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  • Youth Matters: Philly Gives Instant Access to Resources

    Assistant Professor Johanna Greeson is a collaborator on the app designed for youth.

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  • Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

    The Power of Penn Social Policy & Practice Campaign will expand SP2’s scholarship portfolio.

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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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OpenSP2

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.

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Policy Lab Research Assistant to Teach in India via Fulbright Program

Global Engagement

Joshua Jordan, a recent Penn grad, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach English at the...

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SP2 Students Win Policy Competition with Proposal to Prevent Opioid Disorder

Student Life

This year, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative ran its 5th annual Public Policy Case Competition, focusing on the opioid crisis....

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SP2 Dean Discusses Race in America in New 6abc Documentary

Faculty & Research

Last year, 6abc reporter Nydia Han posted a Facebook video that went viral. In it, Han describes an interaction with...

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