Ford School launches Supplemental Studies in Public Policy Program for undergrads

December 2, 2016

This year, the Ford School is introducing a new Supplemental Studies in Public Policy (SSPP) Program for undergraduate students.

The program will consist of a 10-credit course sequence for University of Michigan bachelor's degree candidates. Through the program, students will acquire a formal specialization in the fundamental and broadly applicable skills of policy analysis, as well as an appreciation of key methods and skills necessary to analyze critical social problems.

“The supplemental studies program is really intended to be an opportunity for students from other colleges on campus to gain some insight into the field of public policy and relate it to the career they are seeking to pursue,” says Beth Soboleski (MPP '89), associate director of student and academic services.

Unlike the Ford School's bachelor's degree in public policy, the supplemental studies program is non-competitive and open to any student who completes the requirements. To date, the School of Information and School of Public Health have approved the supplemental studies course sequence, with more academic units expected to follow in the near future.

For students with questions about the program and their eligibility to participate, please contact the student and academic services office at (734) 764-0453 or [email protected].