Become a skilled, empathic social worker committed to impact and the pursuit of justice.
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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 professor, geriatric mental health expert advances training to prepare social workers for an aging population
A new research study demonstrates the value of simulation-based learning for social work students, specifically those preparing to work with older adults. Published by Professor Zvi Gellis of Penn’s School […]
$12.5M in New Scholarships to Enrich Student Population Diversity
The resources will provide unprecedented support for graduate students in social work, social policy, and nonprofit leadership. The University of Pennsylvania announced a $7.5 million commitment to increase scholarships for […]
Faculty & Research
SP2 and Spotify Partner on Innovative Course: Social Policy Through Podcasting
SP2 has added a new partnership to Penn’s ever increasing list of cross-disciplinary collaborations. The School of Social Policy & Practice, in cooperation with Spotify, has launched a pilot podcast […]