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

SP2 Faculty Member Testifies Before Congress on Competition in U.S. Labor Markets

Ioana Marinescu, PhD, assistant professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, recently provided testimonial before Congress during a...

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Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

A Philanthropic Approach to Strengthening Democracy

For the past several decades, there’s been a marked decline in how much U.S. citizens trust the country’s democratic process....

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Student Life, Global Engagement

MSW Student Reflects on Transformative Experience in India

Prior to enrolling in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

Dr. Jerri Bourjolly

Faculty & Research, Student Life

SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice

Earlier this year, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) launched the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social...

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