DESIGN YOUR EDUCATION

Michael Polanyi College (MPC) is a four year bachelor of arts program that gives you the opportunity to design your own degree within Universidad Francisco Marroquin ́s worldwide network of professors and mentors.

Life is the best education. MPC fosters creativity and critical thinking in an open and interdisciplinary environment.

Based at Guatemala’s top university, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, the MPC awards an accredited Bachelor of Arts with a focus that you define.

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WE EXPLORE!

BOOTCAMP

Explore your interests!

Explore foundational liberal arts courses with expert tutors. You'll learn through the analysis of core texts, dialogues, and experiences --in and outside MPC-- to discover your interests.

FELLOWSHIP

Design your courses

Create your own curriculum and choose your mentors using our unique learning contract methodology. You'll desing your own courses, work, travel, and pursue your areas of interest independently or in collaboration with other students.

WE DESIGN

WE WALK

WE TALK!

GREAT WORK!

Walk the talk

Build an original creative accomplishment: your Great Work. Your might write a novel, start your first businesss, design an app, or create an art exhibit. Your Great Work defines your degree concentration and launches your project and career to the real world.

WHAT WILL I DO WHEN I GRADUATE?

MPC awards a fully accredited Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree with a concentration that you define and defend through your Great Work. Instead of earning a generic degree, you will graduate with a body of work, a network of professional contacts, and the discipline and habits that set you apart from other professionals.

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I WANT TO JOIN

Are you ambitious, driven, and bold? Do you see yourself as a designer, musician, scientist, entrepreneur, or in another creative career? We’re looking for courageous, independent people who want the chance to build something great of their own. Here are the steps to apply:

Here are the steps to apply:

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1. Register to take the PAA exam at http://admisiones.ufm.edu

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2. Send us the following information to mpc@ufm.edu:

a. Portfolio: Anything that shows your work and personality.
b. Essay: Write about a field that you’re interested in, e.g. design, economics, psychology, history. Discuss a major idea from that field that you disagree with and why. (Maximum 500 words.)
c. A copy of your TOEFL scores: minimum score 75.
You must ask for these scores at the ETS website. UFM’s code is 8522. UFM will not accept your scores in any other form, they must come from the ETS website.

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3. Wait for us to contact you to set up an interview.