Undergraduate admissions

An intellectual framework for thinking about policy problems. What will your contribution be?
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How will you make a difference?

The Ford School offers small interdisciplinary policy seminars, individualized support, close relationships with faculty, a broad range of programs and activities, and a policy focus area of your choice.

Based in the social sciences, undergraduate programs give students the knowledge and skills needed to analyze policy problems, understand the stakes, and create viable solutions.

Working in small groups with world-class faculty, students bring diverse talents and perspectives to bear on real-world policy issues. They champion their interests with intelligence and passion. Then they share them with the world.

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Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy (BA)
BA Major

Major in making a difference

Students interested in our BA in public policy apply during their sophomore year and are admitted for their last two years of undergraduate study. The application deadline is February 1. Applicants will be notified about admissions decisions by the end of March.
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BA minor

Make your minor matter

Applications for our public policy minor (new for fall 2020) are open from April 1 – May 15, and applicants will be notified of their admissions decisions by mid-June.
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Junior summer institute

Your policy career starts here

The Junior Summer Institute in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) applications are submitted through the national PPIA office.
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