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University of Michigan

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

For students who are eager to lead–eager to find solutions–the Ford School offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary, applied professional education.

In 1914, we offered America’s first public service degree program. More than 100 years later, we continue to be recognized as one of the most prominent public service training programs in the nation.

We are respected for the excellence of our faculty, our grounding in social science research and quantitative analysis, the real-world policy issues woven throughout our curriculum, and the careers of leadership and impact forged by our alumni.

Situated at one of America’s great public universities, the Ford School is large enough to satisfy diverse intellectual and political interests, but small enough to offer a warm, collegial educational community.

Our faculty make game-changing discoveries, and contribute actionable policy solutions. Our alumni network is active, impressive, and growing. And through engagement in student organizations, internships, applied policy courses, and other activities, our students have an opportunity to make a real and lasting difference in the world.

In 1999 we took the name of the University of Michigan’s favorite son, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford. We’re proud to keep alive his legacy of integrity and service.

We welcome your interest in the Ford School.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Public Administration

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