Top-ranked policy school

The Ford School's consistent top-level rankings reflect deep and long-standing strengths in and commitment to research and public policy engagement related to poverty, structural inequalities, educational disparities, and vulnerable populations. It is reflected in our recent recognition by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) with its 2020 Social Equity Award.

Our world-renowned faculty and dynamic research centers continue to shape policy across a wide range of domains, including health care, energy and the environment, access to education, smart cities, labor markets, and science and technology policy.

In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, the Ford School is #1 in social policy and, now, recognized as well as a top graduate school for international policy.

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U.S. News and World Report's Ford School rankings, released March 2020

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#1

Social policy U.S. News and World Report

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#2

Public policy analysis U.S. News and World Report

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#3

Health policy U.S. News and World Report

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#5

Environmental policy U.S. News and World Report

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#8

Public affairs (overall) U.S. News and World Report

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#11

International and global policy U.S. News and World Report

World-renowned faculty

Our faculty are internationally recognized experts in vitally important policy areas, deeply engaged in the world of practice, and committed to our students.
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Dynamic research centers

Our innovative research centers take on the most challenging issues of the day.
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U-M

#3

National undergraduate public universities U.S. News & World Report (2020)

U-M

#1

U.S. public university QS World University Rankings (2019-2020)

Ann Arbor

#7

Best college towns in the U.S. Forbes (2019)

U-M

#15

World reputation rankings Times Higher Ed (2019)

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