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Interested in a Career in Leadership for Social Change?
November 3, 2009, Volume 56, No. 10

On Monday, November 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Caster Building, the School of Social Policy & Practice will hold its first joint Information Session for those in the Penn community interested in pursuing a Masters of Science degree in either Nonprofit/NGO Leadership or Social Policy.

The School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) currently offers three Master level degrees: Master of Social Work; Master of Nonprofit/NGO Leadership; and a Master of Social Policy. All three degrees are offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

The Nonprofit/NGO Leadership Program and the Social Policy Program are two of the newest programs at SP2. Both programs aim to train the next generation of transformative leaders in the areas of social change, social policy and collaborative leadership. The programs are designed for early and mid-career professionals interested in social enterprises, social and human services, policy issues and cross-sector partnerships and collaboration. Each program consists of completing ten courses and is typically completed in one year as a full-time student. The Masters of Social Policy also requires a Capstone seminar that is completed over the summer after course work is completed.

For Penn employees, both of these Master level programs can be completed on a part-time basis, typically two courses a semester (no core courses offered over the summer) and the degree could be completed over five semesters. This is an opportunity for Penn employees who are being groomed for future leadership positions to take advantage of a Penn education and enroll in a Masters Degree program. To learn more about all the degree programs offered by SP2 see www.sp2.upenn.edu and click on the particular program for specific information.

See the SP2 website for dates of forthcoming information sessions taking place in January and February 2010. For information about the Masters of Science in Social Policy, contact Caroline Wong, associate director at cwong@sp2.upenn.edu or (215) 573-4977 and for information about the Masters of Science in Nonprofit/NGO Leadership, contact Eric Ashton, associate director at ashtoned@sp2.upenn.edu or (215) 898-1857.

Almanac - November 3, 2009, Volume 56, No. 10