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Education. Action. Impact.

PRACTICE AND RESEARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

FACTS AND FIGURES

Committed to inclusion, excellence, and impact.

250k

Number of hours spent in field placements, internships, and practicums each year

500+

Number of available field placements, internships, and practicum sites

#11

U.S. News & World Report ranking for Best Grad School Social Work Program

86%

Percentage of students who applied for & received financial assistance

7.8k+

SP2 alumni network

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GIVING

Support SP2

When you give to SP2, you ensure our faculty, students, and alumni have the resources they need to be driving forces for positive change in child welfare, homelessness, mental health, public health policy, racial and gender equity, and more.

INCLUSION

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, intersectionality, and social justice is at the core of everything we do.

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Pursue Your Passion

Master’s PROGRAMS

Our diverse master’s programs equip you with the theoretical skills and practical experience you need to make a lifetime of impact.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Prepare to make your mark as an advanced social work scholar or practitioner through our rigorous PhD and DSW programs.

Dual degree PROGRAMS

We partner with other schools from across Penn to offer dual degrees in a range of different disciplines.

certificate PROGRAMS & specializations

Enhance and deepen your SP2 experience by digging deep into a specific sub-specialty or area of interest.

interdisciplinary partnerships

Unique partnerships with organizations at Penn and around the world provide novel opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration.

continuing education: opensp2

We provide a wide range of flexible, convenient, and relevant continuing education and professional development offerings.

Events

08/26

SP2 Friday

Come out and network with current students and alumni. Refreshments will be served. SP2 Fridays is presented by the Offices of Institutional Advancement & Student Affairs.

Events

10/28

SP2 Friday

Come out and network with current students and alumni. Refreshments will be served. SP2 Fridays is presented by the Offices of Institutional Advancement & Student Affairs.

News

Social Justice Scholar Gianni Morsell sits with fellow graduates during the 2022 SP2 Commencement Ceremony

$12.5M in New Scholarships to Enrich Student Population Diversity

The resources will provide unprecedented support for graduate students in social work, social policy, and nonprofit leadership. The University of Pennsylvania announced a $7.5 million commitment to increase scholarships for […]