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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...

Students find inspiration from racial justice changemakers

Dec 7, 2022
In October 2022, students from the Ford School and members of the greater University of Michigan community gathered together to hear “Racial Justice Changemakers”—social justice leaders, artists, and advocates—share their diverse journeys into...

Undergraduate information sessions

For students with an interest in the Ford School's Bachelor of Arts in public policy program and/or the undergraduate minor in public policy, we host information sessions in both the fall and winter semesters to learn about the program,...

Undergraduate minor in public policy

Our minor in public policy is a competitive-admissions program designed to make the critical thinking and analytical skills taught at the Ford School available to more Michigan undergraduates. Students enrolled in the minor will learn to design...

Undergraduate tuition and financial aid

Tuition Tuition and fees are established at the university level, and the tuition for Ford School bachelor's students is the same as the tuition charged for all upper-level undergraduate students in the College of Literature, Science and the...

Bachelor of Arts in public policy

We face unprecedented, complex public challenges. Our world needs the efforts of an energetic, committed, creative generation, prepared to lead.

Undergraduate application process

Minor in public policy The minor has a competitive application process open from April 15 – May 15, and consists of an online form, resume, transcript, and two short essays (300 words each). The school expects to enroll around 25 students each...

PUBPOL 201: Systematic Thinking: Problems of the Day

Paula Lantz
Monday, Wednesday
Fall 2020
11:30 am-12:50 pm EST

This course provides an introduction to public policy design and analysis using "systematic thinking" from the social sciences and humanities, with the application of scientific methods and knowledge more generally.