Departments and Research Centers

Student & Academic Services

The Student & Academic Services staff is committed to providing our students with the support they need to be successful in their studies.

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Staff

Kristen Carney

Embedded Clinical Social Worker
Kristen Carney is a clinical social worker at the University of Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She is embedded at the Ford School and School of Education.
Staff

Amy Flanagan

BA Program Coordinator
In her role as the B.A. Program Coordinator, Amy provides direct administrative support for the BA program and to the BA program faculty director. She advises current BA students on understanding and meeting program requirements. She also assists…
Staff

Susan Guindi

Director, Student and Academic Services
As Director of Student and Academic Services, Susan will oversee admissions, academic advising, fellowships/funding, and the Registrar. In addition, as a member of the Dean's management team, she will help provide strategic leadership. Susan will…
Staff

Arrielle Kitenge

Administrative Assistant, Office of Student & Academic Services
Arrielle Kitenge is the administrative assistant for Student & Academic Services. Arrielle recently completed her BA in sociology, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. While there, she worked in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions,…
Staff

Beth Soboleski

Associate Director, Student & Academic Services
In her role as the Associate Director of Student & Academic Services, Beth is responsible for the oversight of all Ford School recruiting and admissions processes and events. She also represents the Ford School at graduate fairs and other student…

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Programs & Courses

Situated in one of America's great public universities, the Ford School is large enough to satisfy diverse intellectual and policy interests—and small enough to offer a warm, supportive, inclusive educational community. The Ford School is a...

Undergraduate programs

Undergraduate studies at the Ford School are based in social science disciplines such as sociology, economics, and political science-layered with analysis of and engagement with real-world public challenges. Our coursework emphasizes teamwork,...

International students

International students thrive at the University of Michigan. Ford School MPP students come from about a dozen countries and make up nearly twenty percent of the cohort. Campus-wide, the broader university attracts students from 130+ countries,...

Master's Programs

Join us 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...

Graduate Programs

Leaders grounded in service We are America’s first graduate public service training program and among its most prominent—respected for the excellence of our faculty, our grounding in social science research and quantitative analysis, the...

What's next?

Explore funding opportunities and apply for financial aid Look for an email from the Ford School from March 11, 2021 with admissions and funding details. Apply for the David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship and...

The Ford School difference

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...

Fall welcome

The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic...
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October PPIA Public Service Expo

Oct 26, 2021, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Connect one-on-one with the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and 50 of the top public policy and international affairs programs from across the county!