What’s the goal of the Initiative?The goal of the Pipeline Initiative is to help prospective students navigate the application process and to provide the student perspective on being a member of the Ford School community. We particularly welcome inquiries from students from underrepresented backgrounds to help increase the diversity in our programs.
How does it work?This outreach program will pair a prospective student, like yourself, with a current graduate student who will act as a mentor and provide guidance on the application process. For example, mentors can read through your personal statements and provide feedback on your resume. Current students will be paired with applicants based on a variety of factors, i.e. policy interests, undergraduate institution, career goals, etc.
What’s the timeframe?Dates for the 2018 application cycle will be coming soon.
Please note: The Pipeline Initiative is a voluntary, student-run program and is not affiliated with the Admissions Office. Participation in the Pipeline Initiative does not guarantee admission into the MPP or MPA programs.