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

Jennifer Prah Ruger

Faculty & Research

Health Equity in a Time of Global Crisis

We’ve all seen the graphs. Italy and Iran’s numbers are peaking; Taiwan’s is relatively flat. In the United States, a...

Tenting in Los Angeles

Faculty & Research

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Homelessness

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to kill more than 3,400 people experiencing homelessness across the United States, according to new...

Headshot of Johanna Greeson

Faculty & Research

SP2 Associate Professor Testifies at City Council Hearing on Missing and Exploited Children

In a moving testimonial, Johanna Greeson, PhD, spoke before the Philadelphia City Council’s Children and Youth Committee during their recent...

Ben Jealous

Faculty & Research

Q&A with Ben Jealous, former NAACP head turned tech investor

Ben Jealous has accomplished a great deal in his 47 years. The former—and youngest ever—head of the NAACP managed the Mississippi’s Jackson...

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