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, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

Faculty & Research

National Survey Examines Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

How routinely do emergency room staff members properly provide help to individuals who present for self-harm? Do they appropriately assess...

SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

Four students from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) shared their research across a wide range of...

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