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Dedicate yourself to the public good. Join the Ford School's community of inclusive, engaged, and excellent leaders.
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We're engaged in public policy at a critical time in our world's history. Our challenges—pandemic, 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 a most urgent time.

With a Ford School education, you will be leading the institutions and organizations that will shape our public policies for decades to come.

Top-ranked policy school

#1 in social policy. #2 in analysis. We're a nationally recognized leader in public policy education. Learn more.
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Mission and values

The Ford School at the University of Michigan is a community dedicated to the public good. Read our mission.
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Which graduate program is right for you?

Learn more about our Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Affairs, and joint PhD degrees.
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Amplify your undergraduate studies

Liberal arts education, based in the social sciences—learn more about our BA major and minor.
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Cost and financial support

Your degree may be closer than you think. Review the details and learn more about the extensive financial supports available. 

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Ford School Difference

The leaders and best.

We're housed at the University of Michigan, one of the world's premier universities, in one of America's best college towns.
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