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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Dustin Castro

Senior Recruiting Officer, Student & Academic Services
Dustin Castro is a senior recruiting officer for Student & Academic Services at the Ford School. Dustin comes to us from U-M's Office of Undergraduate Admissions, where he served in many roles, most recently as the assistant director of application…

Amy Flanagan

BA Program Coordinator, Student & Academic Services
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…

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…

Katie Hall

Administrative Assistant, Student & Academic Services
Katie Hall is an administrative assistant for Student & Academic Services at the Ford School. Prior to joining the Ford School, Katie served as the navigation desk coordinator at LSA Technology Services. She is a graduate of the University of…

Zach Marentay

Admissions Officer, Student & Academic Services
Zach Marentay is an admissions officer at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He previously worked at the U-M School of Information as a recruiting and admissions coordinator and, before that, he worked at the U-M…

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…

Gail Tien

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Services

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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

Master's Programs

Why choose the Ford School? We are a top-ranked policy school located within one of the world’s premier research universities—in one of America’s best college towns. Our rigorous curriculum prepares graduates to shape policies that affect their...

BA in public policy application workshop

Jan 12, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm EST
Weill Hall #1110 (Betty Ford Classroom)
Applying to the Ford School's Bachelor of Arts in public policy program? Join us for an upcoming application workshop session.

BA information session

Jan 11, 2023, 5:30-6:30 pm EST
Trotter Multicultural Center (Multipurpose room #3)
How will you make a difference? Join us for an undergraduate information session for students interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Master's information session

Dec 8, 2022, 4:00 pm EST
Connect one-on-one with our admissions team and learn more about what you can do with a Ford School master's degree.