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Pardee RAND students follow a rigorous, interdisciplinary program curriculum. The required courses are designed to provide our Ph.D. and M.Phil. students with a broad and solid base from which they may then tailor their academic experience. Woven through each of the courses, and the program overall, are a focus on social justice and racial equity, communications, ethics, and a global perspective.
Core Courses 9 units total
Economic Analysis 2.0 units
Ethics 0.5 units
Policy Analysis 2.5 units
Students explore their particular interests and passions through a range of electives, policy design studios, and tutorials with Pardee RAND faculty and RAND research staff. M.Phil. students complete a minimum of 6 units of electives. Ph.D. students complete 10.5 units of electives, including Policy Engagement Stream requirements. (One unit is the equivalent of a 10-week course; a half-unit course is usually 5 weeks long.)
Elective course content is demand-driven based on student interest and is updated each year. Courses are generally offered every other year and are subject to change.
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