About SP2

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is the only school of its kind in the nation. SP2 is a national leader in combining interdisciplinary research and practice for the betterment of others. Through education, research, and civic engagement, the faculty & students of SP2 contribute to the advancement of more effective, efficient, and humane human services.

A School of Social Justice

A School of Social Justice

A School of Social Justice

Learn general information about the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Information Sessions

Information Sessions

Information Sessions

View and sign up for upcoming on-campus and online information sessions.

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Graduate School Fairs

Graduate School Fairs

Graduate School Fairs

Admissions representatives will attend graduate recruitment fairs throughout the country and the world this fall. The schedule will be published in August.

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SP2 News

Faculty & Research

SP2 Faculty Member Testifies Before Congress on Competition in U.S. Labor Markets

Ioana Marinescu, PhD, assistant professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, recently provided testimonial before Congress during a...

Cover image for The Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s “We the People: A Philanthropic Guide to Strengthening Democracy”

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

A Philanthropic Approach to Strengthening Democracy

For the past several decades, there’s been a marked decline in how much U.S. citizens trust the country’s democratic process....

Raekwon Burton

Student Life, Global Engagement

MSW Student Reflects on Transformative Experience in India

Prior to enrolling in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

Dr. Jerri Bourjolly

Faculty & Research, Student Life

SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice

Earlier this year, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) launched the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social...

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