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 (2024 U.S. News and World Report, ranked in 2023).







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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, 2023



U-M students come from around the world. U-M Facts & Figures, 2023

An interdisciplinary approach

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

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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.
Dual degree and certificate program
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Science, Technology, and Public Policy Graduate Certificate Program
Alumni impact

Nicole Fernandes (MPP/SEAS '08) protects public spaces

Nicole was drawn to the Ford School because of the opportunity to pursue a dual degree in environmental studies and public policy. She believes that bridging interdisciplinary fields, along with the Ford School’s practical and applied curriculum gave her a leg-up in her career and a unique perspective to create positive change.
Read Nicole's story
Student award

Alvin Christian awarded the 2023 Peter Eckstein Prize

Ford School PhD candidate Alvin Christian won the 2023 Peter Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. His research paper quantifies how the introduction of restraining orders affected intimate partner violence and women’s labor market and marriage outcomes. The award celebrates the value of interdisciplinary research for analyzing and understanding public policy.
Read more about the 2023 Eckstein award