Welcome to the Pardee RAND Graduate School
What Sets Us Apart
The Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, California—one of the nation’s oldest public policy graduate programs—offers both master's and doctorate degrees in policy analysis. Founded in 1970, it's also the only program based at an independent public policy research organization—the RAND Corporation.
Tools and Technology
Acquire a wide range of data collection and analytic skills to address complex policy challenges, and harness technology to develop creative solutions.Learn more about Tools and Technology
Gain policy research experience at the independent, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and develop a professional portfolio.Learn more about Experience
Apply your expertise to research, inform, influence, and lead smart decisionmaking in diverse policy and research careers.Learn more about Real-World Impact
Generous scholarships and research fellowships help to offset tuition and living expenses.Learn more about Freedom
Pardee RAND students share two attributes: a passion to help change the world for the better, and the discipline to master intellectual tools that will help them do so.
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Pardee RAND seeks students with superior communication, logical reasoning and quantitative skills, who also exhibit intellectual power, creativity, and a practical bent.The Ideal Candidate