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  • Achieving Great Social Impact with CHIP

    The 2019 High Impact Giving Guide has been released, offering expert advice on how donors make the most change with philanthropic gifts.

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  • SP2 Celebrates Inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

    Five exceptional social change agents and practitioners were honored as SP2's 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees.

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  • Double Alum Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Bob Schoenberg was recently honored by the NASW-PA chapter. Additionally, he offers advice to future change agents.

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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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Students in the NPL program

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

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Achieving Great Social Impact with CHIP

The 2019 High Impact Giving Guide has been released, offering expert advice on how donors make the most change with philanthropic...

Kiasha Huling

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna to Drive Environmental Volunteerism as New Director of UC Green

Kiasha Huling, a 2008 graduate of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the Penn School of Social Policy...

Child Maltreatment in Insular & Isolated Communities

Faculty & Research

CWLA and Penn Field Center Publish New Essay Collection: Child Maltreatment in Insular & Isolated Communities

A newly-released online essay collection, the result of a collaboration by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and the...

Alumni Stories

SP2 Celebrates Inaugural Inductees at Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony

It was an unseasonably cold afternoon in early November, but the space at Slought Foundation was filled with the warmth...

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