SP2 ranked #8 among Schools for Social Work
by U.S. News & World Report
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The Data for Equitable Justice Lab

The Data for Equitable Justice Labgives students in the Master of Science in Social Policy + Data Anlytics for Social Policy Certificate program (MSSP+DA) an opportunity to analyze some of today’s most important social issues through data and, with faculty support, create a product for audiences well beyond our classrooms and campus. 

With guidance from the lab faculty, students develop a project – either individually or as part of a team – to examine a contemporary social policy or political issue through or on data or digital technology. Through these projects students produce an op-ed, blog post, podcast, academic article, short film, or other product that creates or contributes to contemporary discourse.


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.


Front view of Caster building with green leaves on the trees and plants

SP2 ranked #8 among Schools for Social Work by U.S News & World Report

SP2 has been named #8 among Schools for Social Work in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. This marks SP2’s highest ranking ever, and the second time that the School has appeared in the list’s top 10.


Douglas Brooks

SP2 announces Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as 2024 Commencement speaker

SP2 announced today that Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, a nationally recognized leader in HIV and health care policy and advocacy, as well as a senior leadership fellow at SP2, will deliver the School’s 2024 Commencement speech on May 18.