School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


Details at a Glance

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Our Program

SP2 is a prominent interdisciplinary school that addresses global social problems through a lens of social justice, impact, and social innovation.

The School of Social Policy & Practice contributes to the advancement of more effective, efficient, and humane human services through education, research, and civic engagement. In pursuit of this mission, our theory-based masters and doctoral programs in social work, social welfare, nonprofit leadership, and social policy encourage students to think and work across disciplinary lines and cultures as well as across national and international boundaries. The pursuit of social justice is at the heart of the School’s knowledge-building activities. Our innovative educational and research programs reinforce our vision of active student engagement in their own learning as well as that of social agencies and larger social collectivities organized at the local, national, and international levels.

The School is proud to offer five degree programs:

Master of Social Work (MSW),

Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (MSNPL),

Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP),

Clinical Doctorate in Social Work (DSW), and

PhD in Social Welfare.

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Applicants Interested in SP2 Graduate Programs May Apply For Financial Aid Scholarships


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Student Body

Clubs & Associations

Student organizations at SP2 enhance and expand students’ educational opportunities through advocacy, service, and practice. In addition to supporting members in their academic pursuits, groups also plan social and educational activities for the broader SP2 and Penn communities. You can find more information about student groups at SP2 at this page!

Tuition & Financial Aid

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