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  • Welcome Sally Bachman, New Dean of SP2

    Sara "Sally" Bachman has spent the better part of her life committed to advancing social work, social policy, and social justice.

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  • CWLA and Penn Field Center Publish New Essay Collection

    A newly-released online essay collection addresses the need for more substantive research and increased awareness around child maltreatment.

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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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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

Adamseged Abebe and Penn President Amy Gutmann

Student Life

NPL Student Named Inaugural Global Rhodes Scholar, Sets Sights on Development

Penn World Scholar. Perry World House Student Fellow. Paul Robeson and Anna Julia Cooper Scholar. Lipman Family Prize Fellow. Founder...

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Faculty & Research

New Report Predicts Aging Homeless Population Will Nearly Triple by 2030

Experts Discuss Solutions to Offset Instability and Costs The population of individuals who are homeless and elderly is expected to nearly...

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Student Life, Alumni Stories

DSW Without Borders: How One SP2 Alumna Steered a Global Course to Success

From winning the green card lottery in Bulgaria to securing a teaching appointment in Australia, Rumyana Kudeva, DSW ‘15, is proof...

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Faculty & Research

Welcome Sally Bachman, New Dean of SP2

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) rang in the new year with a new dean. As of January 1,...

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