SP2 ranked #8 among Schools for Social Work
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Education. Action. Impact.

PRACTICE AND RESEARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

FACTS AND FIGURES

Committed to inclusion, excellence, and impact.

250k

Number of hours spent in field placements, internships, and practicums each year

500+

Number of available field placements, internships, and practicum sites

#8

U.S. News & World Report ranking for Best Grad School Social Work Program

98%

Percentage of students who applied for & received financial assistance

7.8k+

SP2 alumni network

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GIVING

Support SP2

When you give to SP2, you ensure our faculty, students, and alumni have the resources they need to be driving forces for positive change in child welfare, homelessness, mental health, public health policy, racial and gender equity, and more.

INCLUSION

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, intersectionality, and social justice is at the core of everything we do.

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Pursue Your Passion

Master’s PROGRAMS

Our diverse master’s programs equip you with the theoretical skills and practical experience you need to make a lifetime of impact.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Prepare to make your mark as an advanced social work scholar or practitioner through our rigorous PhD and DSW programs.

Dual degree PROGRAMS

We partner with other schools from across Penn to offer dual degrees in a range of different disciplines.

certificate PROGRAMS & specializations

Enhance and deepen your SP2 experience by digging deep into a specific sub-specialty or area of interest.

interdisciplinary partnerships

Unique partnerships with organizations at Penn and around the world provide novel opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration.

continuing education: opensp2

We provide a wide range of flexible, convenient, and relevant continuing education and professional development offerings.

Events

04/16

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Stop by the Caster lobby for some breakfast on your way to class!

Events

04/17

Graphic that states Kindness is contagious. Be the one who makes others feel included.

Acts of Kindness Pop-Up

Stop by the Caster lobby for a quick afternoon snack as you go about your day!

News

Cover of Slow Burn The Hidden Costs of a Warming World by SP2's R. Jisung Park

SP2’s R. Jisung Park publishes “Slow Burn: The Hidden Costs of a Warming World” 

In “Slow Burn: The Hidden Costs of a Warming World,” Dr. R. Jisung Park, an assistant professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), encourages us to view climate change through a different lens: one that focuses less on the possibility of mass climate extinction in a theoretical future, and more on the everyday implications of climate change here and now.