World-class university

Deeply interdisciplinary. Engaged alumni. Outstanding atmosphere.

World-class university in a great college town

A university ranked among the best in the world. A city ranked among America's best college towns. A diverse, dynamic, and friendly community to call your own. Big opportunities to learn from the best, find your path, and grow your career.


National rankings

U-M schools and programs are top-ranked (2023 U.S. News and World Report, ranked in 2022).









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Alumni network

Wherever you go, Go Blue! 

U-M has more than a half-million living alumni, making it one of the largest alumni networks in the world. And the Ford School's alumni are some of the most active on campus; nearly one-third (800) recently engaged with Ford School students or other alumni activities.
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Over half a million living U-M alumni. U-M Facts & Figures, 2022



U-M students come from around the world. U-M Facts & Figures, 2022

An interdisciplinary approach

Ford School faculty and students are encouraged to collaborate and learn from others across campus.

Interdisciplinary approach

Faculty experts

Our renowned faculty often hold dual appointments in other departments and bring these perspectives to the classroom.
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Interdisciplinary approach

Dual degree and certificate program

Ford School students may easily combine their policy coursework to fulfill electives, complete a certificate program, or pursue a dual degree program from one of dozens of top-ranked programs, such as law, public health, business, or education. Learn more about the dual degree and certificate programs.
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Graduate schools and colleges


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Top 10 programs




Hampshire receives NSF grant to address food insecurity during the pandemic

Ford School professor Robert Hampshire works at the intersection of public policy and engineering, with a specific focus on using better transportation systems to overcome inequities in society.
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Van Wie and Walden awarded the 2020 Eckstein prize for interdisciplinary research

Ford School student Ryan Van Wie (MPP ‘20) and Jacob Walden (PhD candidate in political science) are the 2020 winners of the Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. The award celebrates the value of interdisciplinary research, which is critical in public policy.
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Science, Technology, and Public Policy Graduate Certificate Program