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  • Ezekiel Dixon-Roman at his book launch and discussion in fall 2017.
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    The Power of Penn Social Policy & Practice Campaign will expand SP2’s scholarship portfolio.

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  • SP2 Professor Talks Gun Violence Prevention

    Susan B. Sorenson was one of just 20 speakers at the second March for Science in Washington, D.C.

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  • SP2 Associate Professor Honored by AERA

    Ezekiel Dixon-Román's Inheriting Possibility earned the Outstanding Book Award.

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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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OpenSP2

OpenSP2

Professional and continuing education programs help students achieve goals and impact their communities and the world.

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SP2 News

News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, and Images from around the SP2 Community.

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Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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SP2 and PennDesign Offer Dual Master’s in Fine Arts and Social Work

Faculty & Research

The School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) has joined forces with PennDesign to offer the nation’s first dual master’s...

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Youth Matters: Philly Gives Youth Instant Access to Resources

Faculty & Research

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