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  • Tarana Burke speaks at the Commencement ceremony in 2018
  • Monthly Podcast on Policy

    "Bending the Arc" looks to counter injustice and create impact by sharing humanity, research & pragmatism on our most pressing challenges.

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  • Preventing Opioid Disorder

    SP2 students won Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative's 5th Public Policy Case Competition with their opioid prevention proposal.

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  • #MeToo Movement Founder Tarana Burke

    On May 14, 2018, Tarana Burke gave the commencement address to SP2's 2018 graduates.

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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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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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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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Three SP2 Faculty Members Receive Tenure, Discuss Future Research

Faculty & Research

Trailing a lengthy record of influential instruction and research, three faculty members from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice...

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Werner-Lin to Discuss Genetic Testing, Lead Oncology Social Work Program

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

This year, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, AM, EdM, LCSW, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &...

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Bending the Arc: SP2 Fellow Introduces Monthly Podcast on 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...

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