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

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…

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, 2021 with admissions and funding details. Apply for the David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship and...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Fall 2021 BA major orientation

Aug 27, 2021, 10:00 am-4:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Orientation is mandatory for all incoming undergraduates enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in public policy program.

Information Loop

Aug 25, 2021, 1:30-4:40 pm EDT
Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
The Information Loop provides an opportunity for incoming MPA and MPP students to learn more about the Ford School's Research Centers, Graduate Career Services, Student and Academic Services, U-M Campus Offices, and more!  
Admissions

BA application bootcamp

Jan 25, 2021, 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Are you an undergraduate planning to apply to the Ford School this semester? Register to meet with a current Ford School undergraduate who will review and offer feedback on your essays and resume.
Admissions

Final Q&A: Meet Dean Barr

Jan 6, 2021, 8:00-8:45 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 16, 2020, 12:00-12:45 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 10, 2020, 8:00-8:45 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.
Admissions

Tools for influence and action

Dec 3, 2020, 12:00-12:45 pm EST
Learn about opportunities to practice social science research and quantitative analysis skills in and out of the classroom and how they provide a toolbox of research, analytical, and management skills that are highly transferable across sectors and issue areas.