Welcome

Dear SP2 Student:

We are pleased that you have chosen Penn for your graduate education and will do everything we can to make sure your experience here is rewarding.

This handbook is intended as a guide. It is designed to provide you with information about University and SP2 policies and procedures. It documents your rights and responsibilities. If you have questions about the information in the handbook or about any aspect of student life, please stop by my office, Room B-22, or contact me at the email or phone number listed below.

For additional University information and resources, consult the Graduate and Professional Student Resource Guide and the PENNBOOK.

We welcome your suggestions about this handbook and about ways to strengthen the quality of student life at SP2.

Sincerely,

Disclaimer

The policies and procedures described in the SP2 Student Handbook are continuously revised and updated by the faculty and administration.  Students will be notified of changes in policies and procedures as they occur. Students are expected to consult the web for updates and changes to the Handbook. The policies and procedures described in the most recent version of the Handbook apply to all SP2 Master’s degree students (MSW, MSSP, NPL), regardless of when they began their studies at the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Registration

Registration

Registration

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Status Changes

Status Changes

Status Changes

Find information related to leaves of absence, withdrawals, and readmissions.

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Involuntary Leave of Absence

Involuntary Leave of Absence

Involuntary Leave of Absence

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Policies and Procedures for Student Performance

Policies and Procedures for Student Performance

Policies and Procedures for Student Performance

Review the policies and procedures for the evaluation of student performance.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Finances

Finances

Finances

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MSW Program - Specific Policies

MSW Program - Specific Policies

MSW Program - Specific Policies

Discover degree policies & requirements that are specific to the Master of Social Work program.

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NPL Program - Specific Policies

NPL Program - Specific Policies

NPL Program - Specific Policies

Discover degree policies & requirements that are specific to the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership program.

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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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