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I'm pleased to inform you of this fall's online information sessions. Come learn about the Pardee RAND Graduate School's Ph.D. program in Policy Analysis from our students, faculty, and staff.

Learn about

  • our interdisciplinary curriculum
  • how to gain practical experience as a member of RAND research teams
  • our fellowship program that covers tuition costs and more
  • the PRGS application process, and
  • recent graduates' career placements.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters in real time.

Attend an online information session:

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PT

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PT

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If you are near RAND's offices in Santa Monica, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, or Boston, you may also attend an in-person information session. For more information, visit


Susan L. Marquis
Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School

What Makes PRGS Unique?

  PRGS student
  • An interdisciplinary curriculum focused on analytic tools and methodologies including economics, statistics, operations research, and the behavioral and social sciences.
  • The only graduate program based at a public policy research organization—the RAND Corporation.
  • Founded in 1970 as one of eight graduate programs created to train future leaders in public policy.
  • Focused exclusively on the Ph.D. degree in Policy Analysis.
  • Opportunity to gain practical experience as a member of RAND's research teams working on policy projects for a global clientele.
  • A fellowship program that covers tuition costs and provides a stipend.
  • Work experience in multiple policy areas, including education; energy and environment; health and health care; law and business; international and national security; public safety; and science and technology.

Deadline to apply: January 9, 2014

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