Dual Degree Programs

The NPL dual degree options offer exciting interdisciplinary opportunities for nonprofit leadership students. Students work closely with their academic advisors in both degree programs to determine their individual courses of study. In all situations, separate applications are required for each degree program. When they graduate, students receive a separate diploma for each degree completed.

Dual degree students who are receiving an SP2 grant will receive their award as stipulated in their admissions decision letter, throughout their time in the NPL program. Awards are distributed on a pro-rated basis in each term for each course that a student takes towards the NPL degree. Awards will be applied to courses that a student takes in the other degree program, provided that the course is fulfilling an NPL program requirement, and regardless of whether SP2 is the home school in that term. Students must work closely with their academic advisor in order to ensure that the SP2 Office of Financial Aid is apprised of their course of study in order to correctly disburse awards each term.

NPL/Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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.

NPL/Juris Doctor (JD)
Graduates are prepared to assume positions of leadership in law and nonprofit, ready to transform nonprofits, social enterprises and international NGOs by applying their training in both professions.

NPL/Master of Environmental Science (MES)
The SAS College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) and the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) offer a Nonprofit Leadership & Masters of Environmental Science for future leaders motivated around environmentally conscious nonprofit efforts.

NPL/Master of Public Health (MPH)
This dual degree program combines the efforts of public health and nonprofit leadership to support students passionate about public health research and practice and social impact through nonprofits and social enterprises.

NPL/Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
The Graduate School of Education and School of Social Policy & Practice offer a dual degree for students interested in positively affecting society through a dual perspective: educational influences and nonprofit endeavors.

NPL/Master of Social Work (MSW)
This dual degree program combines the efforts of social work and nonprofit leadership to support students passionate about social change and social impact on both the micro (clinical practice) and macro (societal and policy) levels.

SP2 News

Image of Richard J. Gelles, PhD

Faculty & Research

Remembering Dr. Richard Gelles

It is with profound sadness that SP2 shares news of the passing of Dr. Richard Gelles. Dr. Gelles was diagnosed with...

Sayeeda Rashid

Alumni Stories

SP2 Grad Advocates for Philly’s LGBTQ Population

As policy fellow with Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Sayeeda Rashid of the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

Caster building

Student Life

June 25, 2020 Message to the SP2 Community

Dear SP2 Students and Alumni, A group of students and alumni has circulated an open letter and petition addressed to me,...

Philadelphia skyline

Student Life

Philanthropy Class Provides $55K in Grants to Local Nonprofits Amid COVID-19 Crisis

As safety measures around the COVID-19 pandemic halted all on-campus activity at Penn, Doug Bauer and Greg Goldman— like many...

Discover More