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

07/01

Advanced Standing Orientation

Orientation for the Advanced Standing cohort!

Events

07/16

An Evening with NPL Faculty Director Dr. Chao Guo

Join Dr. Chao Guo, NPL Faculty Director, and Adam Roth-Saks, NPL Administrative Director to learn more about the program and have any of your final program questions answered. Chao Guo […]

News

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DeMarcus Jenkins to explore links between housing policies and school integration and desegregation

SP2 Assistant Professor DeMarcus A. Jenkins will serve as co-principal investigator of a $442,340 grant from the American Institutes for Research Equity Initiative in the Behavioral Sciences for the project “Moving in Motown: Examining Promise of Integrated Neighborhoods and Schools Through Detroit’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative.”