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 ten 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

Ram Cnaan of The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice

Faculty & Research

SP2 Professor Selected as Best Reviewer

Professor Ram Cnaan, MSW, PhD, director for the Program for Religion and Social Policy Research, was recently chosen as Best...

Rachel Dungan, MSSP'13

Alumni Stories

MSSP Alumna Named Fulbright Public Policy Fellow

Widely recognized as a prestigious grant that facilitates global learning opportunities, the Fulbright Program is the largest international exchange program...

Headshot of Johanna Greeson

Faculty & Research

New Intervention for “Aging-Out” Youth in Foster Care Focuses on Building Relationships

Caring Adults R Everywhere (C.A.R.E.), a social support program for young adults aging out of foster care, has released a...

XSD participants at the Fall 2019 convening at Penn's Houston Hall

Faculty & Research

Penn’s First Executive Program in Social Innovation Design

It was just steps away from the hushed calm of the reading room at the Fisher Fine Arts Library, but...

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