Academic Programs


The Ford School of Public Policy offers a flexible curriculum that provides professional training for students who plan a wide range of careers focused on issues of public policy and public interest.

Our curriculum emphasizes analytic methods, management, and ethics—all critical to success in the public arena. Grounded in these key areas, our students specialize in a wide range of policy fields, from domestic social policy to international trade to nonprofit management.

Our course offerings are extensive and students have the opportunity to take courses in other graduate schools and professional schools at the University of Michigan.

Degrees offered

Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

PhD in Public Policy

Dual Degrees with other U-M Schools

Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy