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University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Group on Social Welfare

Philadelphia, PA

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Overview

University of Pennsylvania / Graduate Group on Social Welfare is located in Philadelphia, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

69
Applied
9
Accepted
7
Enrolled
13%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements MSW or master's degree in related field

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
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 3.45%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 20.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

72
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 51
Male (28)
Female (44)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mental health, child welfare, organizational behavior, urban poverty, comparative social welfare
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,458,940

Location & Contact

Address 3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
United States
Contact Dr. Susan Sorenson
Director
Email: sorenson@sp2.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-893-1169
Fax: 215-573-2099

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