A special message from Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes

Welcome to the Ford School!
Future Fordies portal

Welcome to the Ford School Future Fordies!


Congratulations, Fordie! You’re in!

You've been admitted to the Ford School's Master of Public Policy program for fall 2023. At the Ford School, you’ll find a community dedicated to the public good—based within one of the world’s great public universities, located in one of America’s best college towns.

We hope you’ll join us this fall!

Fordies in front of the Michigan Union

Next steps

1. Look for more admissions details coming to you by email later today.

2. Visit our #FutureFordies portal for more on upcoming funding deadlines, free Ford School swag, and exclusive activities for admitted students.
Visit the Future Fordies portal

Our mission and values

The Ford School at the University of Michigan is a community dedicated to the public good. We inspire and prepare diverse leaders grounded in service, conduct transformational research, and collaborate on evidence-based policymaking to take on our communities' and our world's most pressing challenges.

We value community, integrity, respect, service, inclusion, diversity, and equity. We aspire for our work to be excellent, relevant, rigorous, collaborative, engaged, and impactful.