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

Find out where admissions representatives will attend graduate school fairs and other events throughout the country and the world.

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Coffee Chats

Coffee Chats

Coffee Chats

Throughout the fall, the Admissions Team offers Coffee Chat sessions in select cities so that prospective graduate students can learn more about our degree programs.

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SP2 News

Jack B. Lewis

Alumni Stories

What I Did With My DSW Degree: Jack B. Lewis

For years, social work professionals have furthered their careers as innovators, educators, and leaders in the field with degree programs...

Adamseged Abebe and Penn President Amy Gutmann

Student Life

NPL Student Named Inaugural Global Rhodes Scholar, Sets Sights on Development

Penn World Scholar. Perry World House Student Fellow. Paul Robeson and Anna Julia Cooper Scholar. Lipman Family Prize Fellow. Founder...

Image from Aged Homelessness Crisis report

Faculty & Research

New Report Predicts Aging Homeless Population Will Nearly Triple by 2030

Experts Discuss Solutions to Offset Instability and Costs The population of individuals who are homeless and elderly is expected to nearly...

Rumyana Kudeva

Student Life, Alumni Stories

DSW Without Borders: How One SP2 Alumna Steered a Global Course to Success

From winning the green card lottery in Bulgaria to securing a teaching appointment in Australia, Rumyana Kudeva, DSW ‘15, is proof...

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