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.

SP2 News

Jennifer Prah Ruger

Faculty & Research

“A Risk Anywhere Is A Risk Everywhere”: Jennifer Prah Ruger Shares Global Health Justice Vision

In a stirring and timely presentation for the latest Power of Penn Faculty event, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, laid out...

Image of Arie Hayre-Somuah and Jessica Cho Kim

Student Life

CSWE Fellows Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among BIPOC Communities

Three graduate students from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) were selected and have been serving as Fellows...

Ashley Kenneth, MSSP

Alumni Stories

MSSP Alumna Named President of The Commonwealth Institute

As Ashley Kenneth explains, “I have always been passionate about social change and a strong advocate for justice”—and her notable...

Dakota Becker MSW

Student Life

MSW Student Selected for Yale Child Study Center Fellowship

Dakota Becker, a student in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice...

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