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The Joint PhD Program


The Ford School Joint PhD Program PhD in Economics and Public Policy PhD in Political Science and Public Policy PhD in Sociology and Public Policy Details: fordschool.umich.edu/PhD

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“DI SCI P L I NE P L U S” he Ford School’s joint doctoral program—in which candidates combine their public policy studies with disciplinary work in economics, political science, or sociology—represents a unique approach. Pioneered

here at the University of Michigan in 2001, the model is still shared with just a handful of other universities. All of our doctoral students complete a PhD in one of the University of Michigan’s world-class social sciences—economics, political science, or sociology. They become full members of their disciplinary departments, taking a rigorous sequence of theory and methods courses. In addition, our students become active participants in the Ford School’s collaborative, interdisciplinary, outstanding public policy community, working with world-renowned faculty who are also enthusiastic teachers and mentors. The program is designed to appeal to students who want to pursue research careers in a traditional social science discipline and who see themselves as deeply committed to the study of public policy. Our goal is for joint PhD students to bring the most rigorous tools of social science to bear on critical public policy questions.

M eet a f ew o f o ur

graduates

The Ford School at Michigan

Angel Harris (PhD ’05) Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Duke University Harris’ dissertation, “Do African Americans Really Resist School: An In-Depth Examination of the Oppositional Culture Theory”, won the 2005 Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award.


● Academic ● Private Sector ● Government ● Research ● Foundation

FIRST J O B S Sixty-one students have completed our program since its founding in 2001, and they’ve had impressive

PhD in Economics and Public Policy (18 graduates)

success on the job market. They’ve earned tenuretrack faculty positions at Cornell, Duke, Penn State,

20%

60%

PhD in Sociology and Public Policy (21 graduates)

8% 13%

19%

fellowships at Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and others; and research posts with organizations such

8% 4%

20%

Minnesota, and more; prestigious post-doctoral

PhD in Political Science and Public Policy (17 graduates)

4% 69%

as Mathematica, the Gates Foundation, the Federal

75%

Reserve Board, and the U.S. Department of State.

A Diverse

Community Current class (34 students)

G ENERO US SUP PORT All of our PhD students receive five years of funding, contingent on satisfactory performance. The funding covers tuition, health insurance, and a stipend. Support may be in the form of fellowships, research assistantships, and/or teaching assistantships. (Students are strongly encouraged to seek both teaching and research experience while in the program.)

29 24% 37% 64% 36%

Average age Non-U.S. Students of color

(U.S. only)

Female Male

Rachel Potter (PhD ’14)

Robert Garlick (PhD ’13)

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Economics, Duke University

Potter won the 2013 Founders Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for her paper, “Strategic Transparency in Agency Rulemaking.”

Dissertation: “Essays in Development Economics and Econometrics”


Co nta ct us Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan Joan and Sanford Weill Hall 735 S. State Street

HOW TO A PPL Y Admission to our joint doctoral programs is highly competitive. Prospective students apply directly to the Ford School of Public Policy. Students must designate one of the three social sciences—economics, political science, or sociology—at the time of application. The application files of those recommended for admission by the Ford School are simultaneously

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091 fspp-admissions@umich.edu 734-764-0453 (phone) Regents of the University of Michigan Michael J. Behm, Grand Blanc Mark J. Bernstein, Ann Arbor

reviewed by the appropriate social science department for consideration.

Laurence B. Deitch, Bloomfield Hills

Prospective students do not need to seek or secure a faculty advisor

Denise Ilitch, Bingham Farms

prior to application.

Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor

2014–2016

Shauna Ryder Diggs, Grosse Pointe

Andrew C. Richner, Grosse Pointe Park

Applied

Accepted Matriculated

Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor Mark S. Schlissel (ex officio)

Economics

361 14 5

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Political Science

149 12 6

A Non-discriminatory, Affirmative Action Employer

Sociology

126 16 7

D EAD L I N E: D ecem b er 1 5

Alexandra Resch (PhD ’08) Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research Dissertation: ”Three Essays on Resources in Education”

The Ford School at Michigan

Anju Mary Paul (PhD ’12) Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Yale–NUS College Dissertation: “Multinational Maids: Multistate Migration among Aspiring Filipino Migrant Domestic Workers”

Details: fordschool.umich.edu/PhD

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