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 or 215.746.1934.

SP2 News

Adamseged Abebe and Penn President Amy Gutmann

Student Life

NPL Student Named Inaugural Global Rhodes Scholar, Sets Sights on Development

Penn World Scholar. Perry World House Student Fellow. Paul Robeson and Anna Julia Cooper Scholar. Lipman Family Prize Fellow. Founder...

Rumyana Kudeva

Student Life, Alumni Stories

DSW Without Borders: How One SP2 Alumna Steered a Global Course to Success

From winning the green card lottery in Bulgaria to securing a teaching appointment in Australia, Rumyana Kudeva, DSW ‘15, is proof...

Student Life, Global Engagement

The Economic Impact of India’s Self-help Group Movement

Last January, Allison Russell, a PhD candidate in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice spent 20 days in southwestern India traveling throughout...

Penn JD MSSP Cohort 2018 poses

Student Life

Answering the Call for Social Change: MSSP/JD Degree Sees Significant Enrollment Increase

Regardless of party affiliations, the current political climate in America can be characterized as a whirlwind – intense and unpredictable....

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