The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan


Catalyzing real and lasting change
We're engaged near and far with critical policy challenges
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A rigorous, applied policy education
Preparing students to act, serve, and lead
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Named for Michigan's favorite son
"The aura of President Ford is in these halls"
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On Tuesday, December 2, the Ford School will participate in the University of Michigan’s first-ever day of giving. Thanks to some generous matching [...]
Results from a recent survey released by the Ford School’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) served as the basis for a Detroit News [...]



The Ford School and the Education Policy Inititative welcome Janet Napolitano, President [...]

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Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education [...]
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Why the Ford School?
Why should you choose the Ford School?
Making a real and lasting difference in the world through game-changing discoveries; actionable policy solutions; rigorous, applied courses; and our powerful and growing network of alumni.More
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Global Impact
The policy interests of Ford School students and alumni are diverse—they’re local and global, corporate and not-for-profit, educational and economic.Careers map