• Bob Schoenberg receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dr. Allison Werner-Lin speaks to the first cohort of Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work students
  • NPL student Shadrack Frimpong
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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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  • First-Ever Program in Oncology Social Work Prepares Leaders

    In fall 2018, Dr. Allison Werner-Lin launched the Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work.

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  • Facilitating Healthcare & Education in Ghana

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

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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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Faculty & Research

Veteran Homelessness Down 5 Percent, to Continue Declining Each Year

This month, the U.S. departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veteran Affairs (VA) announced that veteran homelessness has...

Bob Schoenberg receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumnus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, Offers Advice to Future Change Agents

Bob Schoenberg, a double alumnus from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), was recently honored with the 2018...

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Alumni Stories

SP2/Wharton Alum Appointed Managing Director of Aging Services for CARF

Jed Johnson, a 1985 graduate of the Master of Social Work (MSW)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program offered jointly...

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Alumni Stories

SP2 Nonprofit Leadership Alumna Honored as Fundraising ‘Rising Star’

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern PA Chapter has named Emily A. Conners, a 2016 graduate of the Master...

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