I’m proud to lead the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Our faculty are renowned teachers and experts who care deeply about the impact of their work. Our curriculum is rigorous, interdisciplinary, and hands-on. Our students are diverse leaders who share a commitment to the public good. Our university is one of the best in the world.

We’re engaged in public policy at a critical time in our world’s history. Our challenges—rising inequality, climate change, refugee crises, a rancorous political landscape, and so much more—are complex. And so our opportunities for impact are enormous.

If you’re eager to lead, to find creative solutions, and to make a big impact on your communities, the Ford School is the right place for you—at the right time. With a Ford School education, you could be leading the institutions and organizations that will shape our public policies for decades to come.

Thank you for your interest in the Ford School. Go Blue! 


Michael Barr

Michael S. Barr
Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy
Frank Murphy Collegiate Professor of Public Policy
Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law