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University of Pennsylvania

School of Social Policy and Practice

Philadelphia, PA

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Overview

University of Pennsylvania / School of Social Policy and Practice is located in Philadelphia, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work/Master of Science (MSW/MS)
Master of Not-for-Profit Leadership (MNPL)
Master of Social Work/Master of Science in Education (MSW/MS Ed)
Master of Social Work/Doctor of Philosophy (MSW/PhD)
Master of Social Work/Master of Bioethics (MSW/MBE)
Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP)
Master of Social Work/Master of Science in Social Policy (MSW/MSSP)
Master of Science in Social Policy/Master of Public Health (MSSP/MPH)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)
Master of Social Work/Master of Not-for-Profit Leadership (MSW/MNPL)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Affairs (MSW/MPA)
Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor (MSW/JD)
Master of Science in Social Policy/Juris Doctor (MSSP/JD)
Master of Science in Social Policy/Master of Public Affairs (MSSP/MPA)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
Master of Social Work/Certificate (MSW/Certificate)
Master of Social Work/Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA)
Master of Social Work/Master of City Planning (MSW/MCP)
Master of Social Work/Master of Law (MSW/ML)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 252
Doctoral Degrees 17

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Fieldwork
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,035
Applied
304
Enrolled

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements GRE, GMAT, or LSAT (MNPL); GRE or GMAT (MSSP)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements MSW or master's degree in related field (for PhD); 2 years of post-MSW work experience (for DSW)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

554
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.81%
Black or African American 11.73%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.54%
Asian 7.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 9.75%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

84
Total faculty
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 58
Male (37)
Female (47)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Homelessness among veterans, criminal justice, mental health, child wellbeing and welfare, domestic and family violence, social policy, poverty
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,218,306

Location & Contact

Address 3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
United States
Contact Dr. Sara S. Bachman
Dean
Email: deansoffice@sp2.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-898-5541
Fax: 215-573-2099

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