Students devote 10-15 hours per week during the first year and 15-20 hours per week during the second through fourth years to a research apprenticeship. Students usually begin by working with their first-year advisor to identify research experiences they want to have and skills they want to build while at Penn. The advisor typically has research projects that can start to address the student’s goals. Students are encouraged to work on multiple faculty projects as well as their own research so as to develop a broad range of methodological skills.

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Student Life

SP2 Announces Inaugural Race and Social Justice Fellows

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is pleased to announce the selection of two exemplary MSW students as...

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Student Life

SP2 Student Awarded Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania May graduate who is currently completing her master’s degree at Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice...

Faculty & Research

Associate Dean of Enrollment Management & Global Outreach Receives Years of Service Award

Mary Mazzola, MSW, EdD, associate dean for enrollment management and global outreach at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice...

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Student Life

MSSP+DA Student Named 2020-21 Perry World House Graduate Associate

Valeria Zeballos Doubinko, MSSP ’21, has been selected to join the 2020-21 cohort of Perry World House Graduate Associates. A...

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