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  • Evaluating Implications of Guaranteed Income

    Dr. Amy Castro Baker is investigating Stockton, CA's universal basic income project.

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  • Sara "Sally" Bachman named dean, effective January 1st

    The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.

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  • OpenSP2 is Launched

    The new learning division encourages learners from around the world to engage in ongoing training and professional instruction.

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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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Upcoming Events

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Online Information Session for Prospective DSW Students

Learn more about our Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) program by joining an informal conversation with the Director of...

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25

WIRES (Walk In Reentry Services) Clinic

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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SP2 News

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

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Child Welfare Expert Assumes Leadership Role at Field Center

Faculty & Research

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., PhD, named internationally-respected child welfare expert and...

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Sara Bachman named dean of Penn School of Social Policy & Practice

Faculty & Research

Sara “Sally” Bachman has been named dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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Stockton, CA Puts Guaranteed Income to Test, Penn SP2 Researcher Will Evaluate Implications

Faculty & Research

Is universal basic income (UBI) the solution to economic instability and inequality? That’s what the city of Stockton, CA plans...

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