Pardee RAND Admissions Webinar: MNSP Overview

Students talk in the Pardee RAND courtyard

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Event Details

These events are virtual. You will receive connection information after you register.


Wednesday, May 29


1:00–1:45 p.m. PT
4:00–4:45 p.m. ET

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Tuesday, June 4


12:00 (noon)–12:45 p.m. PT
3:00–3:45 p.m. ET

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Pardee RAND Graduate School's Master of National Security Policy is designed to help you grow your career and build the knowledge you need, contribute more at a senior level, apply tools and analytic frameworks, and understand the complex field of national security policy.

Taught by RAND experts, over the course of 9 months you will pursue a curriculum that challenges you to think critically and creatively about complex policy issues, graduating with a valuable set of skills, connections, and experience that will prepare you for a successful career in defense policy analysis and related fields.

In these interactive Admissions Webinars, Associate Deans Angel O'Mahony and Stefanie Howard will provide an overview of the MNSP program, the admissions process, and more. There will be time for Q&A. The webinars will not be recorded.


Angel O'Mahony

Angel O'Mahony is associate dean for academic affairs at Pardee RAND Graduate School and a senior political scientist at RAND. She has led RAND research projects examining security cooperation and defense posture, forecasting conflict trends, assessing multinational interoperability, projecting public support for terrorism, improving biosurveillance systems, and building support within organizations for change.

O'Mahony teaches courses on policymaking in complex environments and international security. Prior to joining RAND, she was an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, where she taught courses on international political economy and economic statecraft. A native Angelena, she received her B.A. in economics and political science from UCLA and her Ph.D. in political science from UC San Diego.

Stefanie Howard

Stefanie Stern Howard is associate dean of enrollment and new programs at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She maintains overall responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the recruiting, admissions, orientation, and related activities provided by the school, as well as the development of new programs. Howard received her M.A. in higher education and organizational change from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. in economics and sociology from the University of California, Davis.