Everything you need to make the most of your SP2 experience

As a current SP2 student, you’re on a unique educational journey that brings together rigorous academics, real-world experience, dynamic student life, and a diverse, caring community. Accessing the right resources – when you need them – will help ensure that your time at SP2 is as productive and rewarding as can be.

Academic Information and Resources

Explore detailed curricular information and course descriptions for each of our programs, and find important information and forms related to course registration and program policies. Students are also invited to explore SP2’s many global opportunities.

Master of Social Work

Master in Social Policy

MS in Nonprofit Leadership


Doctorate in Clinical Social Work

Course Registration and Student Handbooks

Find course registration information and access the student handbooks.

Policies & Procedures

Master’s Student Handbook

MSW Program Specific Policies

MSSP Program Specific Policies

NPL Program Specific Policies

PhD Student Handbook

DSW Student Handbook

Sample Course Syllabi

The syllabi are meant to give prospective class registrants an understanding of class content and are not intended to be used as official course syllabi.

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Social Work

Nonprofit Leadership

A class photo in front of an iconic hotel in Cuba

Global Opportunities

SP2 takes seriously its responsibility to prepare students for leadership positions both nationally and internationally, and thus has created a wide range of global opportunities.



Commencement Schedule

SP2 Ceremony Livestream

SP2 Ceremony Livestream

A livestream of the SP2 ceremony will be available.

SP2 Graduation Application

University Graduation Application

Academic REgalia

Academic Regalia

Degree & Diploma Information

Degree Information

After Graduation

After Graduation

Past Graduation Speakers

Past Commencement Speakers


Barbara Ferrer
Public Health Director for Los Angeles County


Michael Tubbs
Founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and Special Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for Economic Mobility and Opportunity

2021 Commencement Booklet


2020 Commencement Booklet (for screens)

2020 Commencement Booklet (for mobile)


DeRay Mckesson
Civil Rights activist, podcaster, and support of the Black Lives Matter movement


Tarana Burke
Social Justice Advocate and Founder of the “Me Too” Movement


Tamron Hall
Award-winning Journalist


Ari Shapiro
Host of NPR’s All Things Considered & Award-Winning Journalist


Benjamin Jealous
Former President and CEO of the NAACP


Nikki Giovanni
World-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator


Sister Mary Scullion
President and Executive Director, Project H.O.M.E.


Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
Former United States Representative for Rhode Island


Ambassador Andrew Young
Former United Nations Ambassador and Mayor of Atlanta


Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Vice President of the United States

Contact Us

Andrea M. Porter, MLA

Director of Student Information & Registrar

215 898 5548

Questions about Commencement

Office of Student Affairs