"Bending the Arc" looks to counter injustice and create impact by sharing humanity, research & pragmatism on our most pressing challenges.
SP2 students won Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative's 5th Public Policy Case Competition with their opioid prevention proposal.
On May 14, 2018, Tarana Burke gave the commencement address to SP2's 2018 graduates.
Penn Social Policy & Practice prepares students to address micro and macro societal problems at the local, national, and international levels.
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.
MS in Social Policy
The MSSP prepares early and mid-career professionals for policy leadership positions in government, foundations, research, and more.
MS in Nonprofit Leadership
The NPL program educates the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs to transform nonprofits, social enterprises, international NGOs, and more.
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.
Doctorate in Clinical Social Work
The DSW prepares working professionals for leadership in advanced practice and university-level teaching without career disruption.
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.
Certificate Programs & Specializations
SP2 emphasizes interdisciplinary study and enables students to examine various social issues and global human rights.
Opportunities for Global Engagement
SP2’s students and faculty study, research, and collaborate on complex social problems around the world.
SP2 promotes interdisciplinary collaboration through academic partnerships with local and international institutions.
Professional and continuing education programs help students achieve goals and impact their communities and the world.
WIRES is the Walk In Reentry Services Clinic run by SP2 volunteers through the Criminal Justice Bloc (CJB).WIRES offers brief...
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Faculty & Research
Trailing a lengthy record of influential instruction and research, three faculty members from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice...
Faculty & Research, Global Engagement
This year, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, AM, EdM, LCSW, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &...
Faculty & Research, Student Life
“The arc of the moral universe is long,” Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. famously told a crowd of marchers on...