Dean's Welcome

Susan Collins, Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Welcome to the website of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

I encourage you to explore our newly-refreshed site: learn about the research interests of our facultythe academic programs we offerthe activities of our students, and the many programs we provide for public discussion of policy issues.

Established in 1914, the Ford School remains known for the strengths that have marked our reputation for decades: the excellence of our faculty; the firm grounding of our curriculum in social science research and quantitative analysis; the vitality of our research centers; and our strong connections with scholars, programs, and opportunities from all parts of the world-class University of Michigan.

We are committed to tackling the critical policy challenges facing our cities and our nations. Our shared passion for public service is evident in the real-world policy issues woven through our curriculum, in our research and its application to public policy, and in the careers of leadership and impact forged by our alumni.

For those eager to lead—eager to find solutions—we offer a rigorous, interdisciplinary, applied professional education.

We welcome your interest.

Susan M. Collins,
Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy

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