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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,...

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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...

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...

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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Public Partnership for Policy and International Affairs Education (University of Pittsburgh)

Nov 19, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Are you interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy? Applications are now open and must be submitted through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies by the January 15th deadline. For more information about the admissions process, go to http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions.  Join us at Public Partnership for Policy and International Affairs Education (University of Pittsburgh).
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Public Partnership for Policy and International Affairs Education (University of Washington)

Nov 18, 2020, 7:30 pm EST
Are you interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy? Applications are now open and must be submitted through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies by the January 15th deadline. For more information about the admissions process, go to http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions.  Join us at the Public Partnership for Policy and International Affairs Education event on November 18th.
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Why now? Why Ford School?

Nov 19, 2020, 12:00-12:45 pm EST
Join the Ford School’s associate deans to learn how a Ford School master’s degree can help you make an impact on the public good at this critical time.
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Zoom chats with Ford School alumni

Nov 13, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Prospective and current students: learn more about the community, classes, and extracurricular activities. Ask your questions and connect with Ford School alumni.
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Public Partnership for Policy and International Affairs Education (University of Michigan)

Nov 10, 2020, 5:30-6:30 pm EST
Are you interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy? Applications are now open and must be submitted through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies by the January 15th deadline. For more information about the admissions process, go to http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions.  Join us at the Public Partnership for Policy and International Affairs Education event on November 10th.
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Diplomacy and international cooperation

Nov 5, 2020, 4:00-5:15 pm EST
Interested in a specific topic of study within International Affairs? Attend our virtual open houses throughout the months of October and November! Hear from a few schools at each session in a more intimate setting. Learn what YOU can do with an APSIA degree! This event is themed “Diplomacy and International Cooperation.”
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APSIA dual degree session

Nov 2, 2020, 6:00-7:15 pm EST
Are you interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy? Applications are now open and must be submitted through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies by the January 15th deadline. For more information about the admissions process, go to http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions.  Join us on at the APSIA Dual Degree Session on November 3rd. 
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BA information session

Oct 28, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Zoom
Information session for undergraduate students interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
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Public Partnership for Policy and International Affairs Education (UC San Diego)

Oct 28, 2020, 5:00 pm EDT
Are you interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy? Applications are now open and must be submitted through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies by the January 15th deadline. For more information about the admissions process, go to http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions.  Join us at the Public Partnership for Policy and International Affairs Education event on October 28th. 
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PPIA Public Service Expo

Oct 27, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to 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! These members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium share PPIA’s commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in public service.
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Rackham Graduate School virtual fair

Oct 26, 2020, 3:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us to learn more about the admission process for the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. Rackham is leading a charge to re-envision graduate education at U-M in a way that is student centered and faculty led, and that emphasizes a holistic view of graduate training.
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BA information session

Oct 21, 2020, 5:30-6:30 pm EDT
Zoom
Information session for undergraduate students interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
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Idealist Northeast Fair

Oct 20, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm EDT
Are you interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy? Applications are now open and must be submitted through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies by the January 15th deadline. For more information about the admissions process, go to http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions. 
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California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

Oct 14, 2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm EDT
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Oct 15, 2020, 12:00 am-11:59 pm EDT
Are you interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy? Applications are now open and must be submitted through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies by the January 15th deadline. For more information about the admissions process, go to http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions. 
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Idealist West Fair

Oct 8, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm EDT
Are you interested in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy? Applications are now open and must be submitted through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies by the January 15th deadline. For more information about the admissions process, go to http://fordschool.umich.edu/mpp-mpa/admissions.