ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Everything you need to make the most of your SP2 experience

As a current SP2 student, you’re on a unique educational journey that brings together rigorous academics, real-world experience, dynamic student life, and a diverse, caring community. Accessing the right resources – when you need them – will help ensure that your time at SP2 is as productive and rewarding as can be.

Academic Information and Resources

Explore detailed curricular information and course descriptions for each of our programs, and find important information and forms related to course registration and program policies. Students are also invited to explore SP2’s many global opportunities.

Master of Social Work

Master in Social Policy

MS in Nonprofit Leadership

PHD IN SOCIAL WELFARE

Doctorate in Clinical Social Work

Course Registration and Student Handbooks

Find course registration information and access the student handbooks.

Policies & Procedures

Master’s Student Handbook

MSW Program Specific Policies

MSSP Program Specific Policies

NPL Program Specific Policies

PhD Student Handbook

DSW Student Handbook

Sample Course Syllabi

The syllabi are meant to give prospective class registrants an understanding of class content and are not intended to be used as official course syllabi.

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Social Work

Nonprofit Leadership

A class photo in front of an iconic hotel in Cuba

Global Opportunities

SP2 takes seriously its responsibility to prepare students for leadership positions both nationally and internationally, and thus has created a wide range of global opportunities.

Commencement

Schedule

Commencement Schedule

SP2 Graduation Application

SP2 Graduation Application

Academic REgalia

Academic Regalia

Degree & Diploma Information

Degree Information

After Graduation

After Graduation

Past Commencement Speakers

Past Commencement Speakers

2021

Michael Tubbs
Founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and Special Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for Economic Mobility and Opportunity

2021 Commencement Booklet

2020

2020 Commencement Booklet (for screens)

2020 Commencement Booklet (for mobile)

2019

DeRay Mckesson
Civil Rights activist, podcaster, and support of the Black Lives Matter movement

2018

Tarana Burke
Social Justice Advocate and Founder of the “Me Too” Movement

2017

Tamron Hall
Award-winning Journalist

2016

Ari Shapiro
Host of NPR’s All Things Considered & Award-Winning Journalist

2015

Benjamin Jealous
Former President and CEO of the NAACP

2014

Nikki Giovanni
World-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator

2013

Sister Mary Scullion
President and Executive Director, Project H.O.M.E.

2012

Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
Former United States Representative for Rhode Island

2011

Ambassador Andrew Young
Former United Nations Ambassador and Mayor of Atlanta

2010

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Vice President of the United States

Contact Us

Andrea M. Porter, MLA

Director of Student Information & Registrar

215 898 5548

sp2reg@sp2.upenn.edu

Questions about Commencement

Office of Student Affairs

sp2graduation@sp2.upenn.edu