Become a skilled, empathic social worker committed to impact and the pursuit of justice.
Full Time (Two-Year)
Part Time (Three-Year)
Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL)
Sequences in the MSW Program may schedule sequence-wide lectures for all sections at various points in the semester. These lectures feature experts in the field and are a mandatory component of the course(s). Joint lectures are scheduled on Monday evenings (6:30 – 8:30 PM); students should not register for other courses on Monday nights that conflict with the joint lecture time slot. Students who have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending the joint lectures must make arrangements with their course instructors to receive the lecture content in another way.
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Jamila Harris-Morrison, MSW’17
Jamila Harris-Morrison, MSW’17, is the Executive Director of ACHIEVEability, where the mission is to break the generational cycle of poverty for single parent families.
“SP2 prepared me to be a leader in my community and reinforced my passion to be a social change agent. From field placement to hone my clinical skills, to courses that allowed me to serve as a strategic consultant to local nonprofits and exposed me to diverse perspectives, I feel confident in my ability to positively impact my community.”
Field education is an integral and required part of the overall MSW curriculum, connecting classroom learning with the practical work of an agency setting. Our students gain important knowledge and skills and make meaningful contributions at organizations such as hospitals, community centers, and hospice agencies, both here in Philadelphia and beyond.
Faculty & Research
SP2’s Yoosun Park awarded 2023 Breul Prize for research on intersection of racism, Americanization, and social work
In recognition of a pioneering, in-depth analysis of the roles of racism and Americanization in the history of social work, SP2 Associate Professor Yoosun Park and co-author Professor Michael Reisch […]
Penn Today and upenn.edu spotlight SP2’s Social Justice Scholars Program
Now in its second year, the Social Justice Scholars Program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) welcomed four scholars in 2022, offering a full-tuition scholarship, mentorship from […]
A more equitable society starts with social justice
The Social Justice Scholars Program at Penn SP2 is broadening access to graduate student education. At a time when issues of social justice — racial equity, health disparities, income and […]