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  • Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools

    SP2 has been named among the top 10 schools of social work in the 2020 U.S News & World Report ranking of Best Graduate Schools.

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  • Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty

    Several SP2 faculty members have recently been recognized as some of the top 100 most influential contemporary social work faculty.

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  • Online Learning: Creating an Effective Child Welfare System

    Participants who enroll in this re-launched MOOC will earn NASW continuing education units & learn how to effectively implement change.

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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

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Student Life

NPL Student Named 2019 New Leaders Council Fellow

Stephanie R. Fenniri, a student in the Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

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Faculty & Research

New Penn SP2-Wharton Professional Certificate Program

From Direct Practice to Social Work Leadership A new interdisciplinary collaboration between Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) and...

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumni Honored at Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards

Two alumni of the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) were selected as winners in their respective categories...

U.S News & World Report

News

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools by U.S News & World Report

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) has been named among the top 10 schools of...

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