University of Michigan

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Public Administration and Policy


University of Michigan

426 Thompson St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science/Economics/Sociology, Master of Public Policy (MPP); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Dual Degree programs with other U-M Schools, Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ford School of Public Policy offers a flexible curriculum that provides professional training for students who plan a wide range of careers focused on issues of public policy and public interest.

Our curriculum emphasizes analytic methods, management, and ethicsùall critical to success in the public arena. Grounded in these key areas, our students specialize in a wide range of policy fields, from domestic social policy to international trade to nonprofit management.

Our course offerings are extensive and students have the opportunity to take courses in other graduate schools and professional schools at the University of Michigan.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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