Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

The Ford School of Public Policy provides professional education for students interested in careers that focus on public issues. The program is interdisciplinary in nature, with a strong emphasis on analytic skills. The Ford School curriculum is designed to prepare students to work effectively in the increasingly complex world of policy analysis and public management.

The National Poverty Center is co-located with ongoing poverty research initiatives underway at the Ford School, including the Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy and the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy.