• Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins speaks to researchers
  • Changing the Landscape of Black Wellness

    The Celebrity Health Project explores the interplay among mental health, race, & racism.

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  • "Research with Teeth"

    The SexGen Policy Lab allows students, professors, and community members to conduct and access gender and sexuality research.

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  • A Decade of Practice-Based Education and Research

    Penn created the Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) program 10 years ago.

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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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Control Societies Speaker Series

The Control Societies Speaker Series brings renowned scholars and thinkers to explore the philosophical foundations of algorithms, data, and their...

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26

SWRK 718 Joint Lecture

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26

Meditation Monday: Chair Yoga & Guided Meditation

Facilitated by certified yoga instructor Dr. Anita Gelburd. Come experience stress-relieving yoga and meditation practice. All are welcome; no experience...

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SP2 News

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

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Senior SP2 Fellow Michael Nutter to Discuss New Book, a Life of Public Service

Faculty & Research

On February 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., Penn IUR, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), and Penn...

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Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins discussing his work and research.

Celebrity Health Project will Change the Landscape of Black Wellness

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Today there are multiple ways to measure fame and celebrity, including social media followers, income earned and media mentions. A...

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Female Veterans Share Personal Stories of ‘Coming Home’

Student Life, Alumni Stories

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Catherine Revak, a first-year doctoral student in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania, was seated comfortably toward the...

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