For Prospective Students

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice! The links below were grouped to provide prospective students with information and resources about SP2. Prospective students are also welcome to contact the SP2 Admissions office at apply@sp2.upenn.edu or 215.746.1934.

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SP2 News

MSW Student Alisa Branch

Student Life

“Always Something New to Know”: MSW Student Alisa Branch on Being a Non-Traditional Learner

Even after a three-decade career in the human services field, Alisa Branch still felt that she had more to learn,...

Philadelphians celebrate the outcome of 2020’s presidential election, waving the Progress Pride Flag while marching through Center City.

Faculty & Research, Student Life

‘Game Pieces in the Culture Wars’

More than 250 bills aimed at reducing the rights of LGBTQ+ people are currently working their way through state legislatures in the...

Penn Presidential PhD Fellows: Jessica C. Kim and Sharon Zanti

Student Life

Two SP2 Students Named Among Inaugural Presidential PhD Fellows

In May 2021, Penn President Amy Gutmann, Provost Wendell Pritchett, and Deputy Provost Beth Winkelstein announced the inaugural cohort of Presidential PhD Fellows. Representing...

tea light reflecting on hand in the dark

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Reflecting on Juneteenth

A Message from Dean Sally Bachman, PhD: As we approach Juneteenth, I am writing to encourage all members of Penn’s School...

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