Submatriculation for Penn Undergraduates

Undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania may apply for an accelerated program of master’s degree study by seeking admission to the School of Social Policy & Practice as submatriculants. Depending on the SP2 degree program, students may take up to two graduate courses per semester during their junior and senior years. Interested students must follow the Policies Governing Submatriculation and the Application Process for Submatriculation of the College of Arts & Sciences, which are available on College’s website. Students must apply to the School of Social Policy & Practice. Individual programs of study for each student will be determined jointly by College Academic Advisors and the Program Director/Advisor from the appropriate SP2 department.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)/MSSP
Submatriculation into the Master of Science in Social Policy is an exciting option available to committed, exceptional students in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania who want to undertake policy studies toward an MSSP, starting in the senior year of their undergraduate program. Completion of the MSSP degree requires one semester beyond the BA degree.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)/MSW
Submatriculation into the Master of Social Work is an exciting opportunity for committed, exceptional students in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania who want the challenge of working directly with clients or with community-based social service organizations as they earn a BA and MSW in 5 years of study.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)/NPL
The Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership is an innovative degree option available to students in Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences who embrace the challenge of transforming and leading in the nonprofit sector. Highly qualified students complete this accelerated program in one semester beyond their BA degree.

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Student Life

Connecting Communities: NPL Student & AMCLI Fellow Reflects on Muslim American Nonprofit Leadership

For Imrul Mazid, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social...

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SP2 Alumna Earns National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship

For the last decade, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW, associate professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), has...

SP2 Task Force-selected books for "One Book, One SP2": Unapologetic and White Fragility

Faculty & Research, Student Life

One Book, One SP2: Students, Faculty, and Staff to Engage in Readings, Dialogue Around Race, Intersectionality, and Social Justice

This summer, the entire School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) community has been invited to engage in a collective...

SP2 Student Presenters Xiaorui (Mia) Hou and Xiaoxuan He at the Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium Takes Policy Conversations Beyond the Classroom

Held at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), the Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium featured an afternoon...

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