Academic Programs

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Pardee RAND Graduate School provides a distinctive academic learning environment through our graduate degree programs and certificate offerings. Our students and faculty collaborate to tackle some of the world's most complex problems.

Degree Programs

Pardee RAND students approach policy analysis from multiple disciplinary perspectives, resulting in solutions that are tailored to the diverse challenges they face.

Whether studying for an M.Phil. in policy analysis or our Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND students share a common goal: understand the role of policy analysis in effecting meaningful change in our world.

Not sure which program is right for you? Compare our M.Phil. and Ph.D. in policy analysis.

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Interested in National Security?

Pardee RAND Graduate School is exploring offering a Master of National Security Policy to prepare working professionals for advancement in national security-related careers. Course instructors would be drawn from Pardee RAND faculty who conduct national defense-related policy research at RAND.

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Certificate Programs

Pardee RAND Graduate School is committed to making policy analysis education accessible to a broad audience through our certificate programs.

Our Faculty Leaders Program has been providing professors from institutions across the United States with immersive, hands-on training in policy analysis for over a decade. These professors can then bring their newfound expertise back to their classrooms and communities.

In conjuction with RAND's NextGen Initiative, we are also offering a one-day National Security Intensive this fall at RAND's Washington, D.C., area office.

Additionally, we collaborate with institutions worldwide to offer short courses in policy analysis, further expanding the reach of our educational offerings.