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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor — Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Degrees Awarded:
Joint Degrees, Public Policy (MPP)
Admissions Deadlines:

January 15th

Program Start:
Fall Semester
Program Founded:
May, 2007


Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will have their application fee waived. Returned Volunteers accepted as Fellows will receive a $10,000 tuition fellowship for each of the program's two years.


The Ford School?s Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a two-year program of study designed for students seeking a strong foundation of analytical skills in economic, organizational, political, and quantitative fields. Students are required to complete a 10-week internship in a policy-related position. Most students do this between the first and second years of the program.

Students may also choose to pursue a dual degree program, combining the MPP with simultaneous study in another graduate or professional school at the University of Michigan.


Five supporting documents must be submitted:

  1. Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement
  2. Test Score - Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letters of Recommendation - Three
  5. Transcripts

Dual degree applicants will need to fill out additional documentation.


For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Beth Soboleski
Dir., Admissions & Recruiting

Student & Academic Services
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 735 S. State St., #2245 Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-3091
(734) 764-0453
(734) 647-7486

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