The Ford School community

From the day you enroll at the Ford School, you’re part of a great community—close-knit, engaged, and active while in school, and well-connected, involved, and committed long after graduation.

With approximately 110 MPP students, 25 MPA students, 6 PhD students, and 80 undergraduate students entering each year, the Ford School offers tremendous opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and participation.

This past year has been full of challenges for all of us: health and safety, racial justice and policing, the state of our democracy, and more.

Here at the Ford School, our faculty and staff have made supporting our students and caring for each other our top priority. And we remained fully committed to our teaching, research, service, and policy engagement missions.

Despite the challenges, our graduate students have had a communal, connected year. They joined together in internship search groups, helped our administration pivot during the pandemic, won a national case competition award for international policy, networked with alumni, organized events, helped real-world clients navigate the pandemic, and conducted important research and service in Detroit.

Read more about our incredible community in our school’s bi-annual magazine, State & Hill.

We hope you choose to join our warm community of professionals dedicated to the public good.