Overview

The School of Social Policy & Practice places great emphasis on interdisciplinary study and offers a series of both dual degree options and certificate programs to enable students to study in-depth across conventional departmental or program boundaries.

Students can earn a Certificate in one of several disciplines or in a sub-specialty of the profession as part of their SP2 Master’s degree. Typically, these programs require that students take courses in the granting department/school and one or two courses from a prescribed topic area.

Completing a certificate sometimes requires students to take additional courses beyond the regular number of credits and standard tuition costs required to earn the degree. Students should discuss their certificate program plans with their academic advisor as early as possible to plan their course of study.

MSSP Certificate Programs

MSSP Certificate Programs

MSSP Certificate Programs

MSSP students have the option to incorporate a Global Human Rights Certificate or a Certificate of Law into their standard course of study.

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MSW Certificate Programs & Specializations

MSW Certificate Programs & Specializations

MSW Certificate Programs & Specializations

MSW students have the option to incorporate nine different certificate programs or specializations into their standard course of study.

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NPL Certificate Program

NPL Certificate Program

NPL Certificate Program

NPL students have the option to incorporate a Certificate of Law into their course of study.

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SP2 News

Faculty & Research, Student Life

SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice

Earlier this year, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) launched the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social...

SP2 alumna Xiaorui Hou

Alumni Stories

MSSP Alumna Shares United Nations Internship Experience

Ever since she was an undergraduate student, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) alumna Xiaorui Hou, MSSP ‘19,...

School of Social Policy & Practice sign on the Caster Building seen with pink azaleas.

Faculty & Research

Two SP2 Faculty Members Receive Promotions

In recognition of their exemplary contributions to research and pedagogy, two standing faculty members from Penn’s School of Social Policy...

Rachael Neff

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna Named Southeast Division Representative of NASW-PA

Rachael Neff, a 2004 alumna of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy &...

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