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

Amy Flanagan

BA Program Coordinator
Amy Flanagan is the BA program coordinator at the Ford School. In her role, 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…
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…

International students

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

Future Fordies

We selected you from among a talented, accomplished group of applicants because of your academic and professional achievements and the potential you’ve demonstrated for forging a career of tremendous impact. The importance of dedicated,...

Student life

The Ford School community From the day you enroll, you’re part of a great community—close-knit, engaged, and active while in school, and well-connected, involved, and committed long after graduation. With approximately 110 MPP students, 25 MPA...

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...

What's next?

Explore funding opportunities and apply for financial aid Look for an email from the Ford School from March 11 with admissions and funding details. Apply for the Weiser Diplomacy Fellowship (application opens March 14) by March 20 (11:59...

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...

Admitted student activities

Coming up Between now and mid-April, when admissions responses are due, we’re organizing a broad suite of opportunities for you to spend time with members of the Ford School community. Please see below for a schedule of events, including...

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,...

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...

Thank you

We are delighted that you are interested in the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan! Expect to hear from us. We will be reaching out weekly to share information about our top-notch master's programs; how to...

Connect with our community

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...

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...

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...
Welcome Week

Fall 2022 incoming master's welcome week

Aug 22-26, 2022, All Day
Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new master's students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.
Admissions

Spring Preview Day 2022

Apr 8, 2022, All Day
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
Spring Preview is designed to help admitted master's students get to know our faculty, staff, and students—and each other!
Admissions

BA in public policy application workshop

Jan 12, 2022, 5:00-7:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Applying to the Ford School's Bachelor of Arts in public policy program? Join us for an upcoming application workshop session.
Admissions

Final Q&A: Meet Dean Barr

Jan 6, 2022, 12:00 pm EST
Join us for a special session with Dean Barr. Hear about his priorities for the school and what he’s most excited about for the upcoming year. Student & Academic Services will also be on hand to answer any last minute application questions.
Admissions

Careers in public policy

Dec 14, 2021, 12:00 pm EST
With professional, personalized career services and a powerful, deeply committed alumni network, the Ford School helps students achieve their career goals.
Admissions

Hands-on, practical experiences

Dec 9, 2021, 1:00 pm EST
In this session, learn about the wide range of opportunities for students to engage with real-world policy issues in the classroom and through research, activities, and workshops.