Alumni Referral Program

The Alumni Referral Program, initiated in 2006, involves alumni in the School’s ongoing recruitment efforts.

The Admissions Office welcomes referrals from alumni of any of our five programs. We know that you often meet talented individuals who may be ideal candidates for one (or more!) of our degree programs. We will be happy to waive the application fee for any applicant referred by an SP2 alumnus/a. In order to do so, we will need an applicant’s name and email address. To refer a prospective student, please contact:

Our talented alumni work for social justice around the world. We hope that you will have the opportunity to meet many of our alumni during your graduate school search. If you meet an SP2 alumnus/a, be sure to ask them to refer you through the Alumni Referral Program. Once they do so, we will be happy to provide you with an application fee waiver.

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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