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Undergraduate admissions

How will you make a difference? The Ford School offers small interdisciplinary policy seminars, individualized support, close relationships with faculty, a broad range of programs and activities, and a policy focus area of your choice. Based...

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,...

Admissions & Financial Support

Undergraduate programs Master's and PhD programs We're engaged in public policy at a critical time in our world's history. Our challenges—pandemic, rising inequality, climate change, refugee crises, a rancorous political landscape, and...

New BA minor opens policy education to more U-M students

Dec 10, 2019
Starting fall 2020, the Ford School will offer University of Michigan undergraduates a 16-credit minor in public policy.  The minor will have a competitive application process that will go live in April 2020. The school expects to enroll around...

SCPP x BA '24 meet and greet

Apr 13, 2022, 6:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall
The undergraduate chapter of Students of Color in Public Policy—a student organization at the Ford School—invites newly admitted BA students to an upcoming meet and greet.

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!

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.

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.

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.

BA in public policy info session at Trotter

Dec 7, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Trotter Multicultural Center
How will you make a difference? Join Associate Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes at the Trotter Multicultural Center for an undergraduate information session for students interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Tools for influence and action

Nov 15, 2021, 12:00 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.

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!

BA information session

Oct 26, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
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.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute Information Session

Oct 12, 2021, 7:00 pm EDT
The Junior Summer Institute (JSI) application deadline is less than a month away! Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about creating a strong application.