The PRGS faculty is composed of a unique body of individuals. At many universities, some faculty members view teaching as a chore and try to "buy out of it" by obtaining research grants to cover their time. Because there are no teaching requirements at RAND, all PRGS faculty members teach for only one reason: they love to.
Drawn principally from the doctoral staff of RAND's research units, PRGS faculty members possess extensive experience both in conducting research and in teaching. A few distinguished scholars from outside RAND are also members of the faculty. PRGS offers a faculty-student ratio that is probably among the best in the country. Our faculty of 193 members serves a student body of just over 100.
RAND researchers can become PRGS faculty members by teaching courses, serving on dissertation committees, and/or supervising on-the-job training (OJT). Through these and other mechanisms, students have ready access to PRGS' extensive faculty as well as RAND's staff of nearly 1,000 full-time researchers, who help with OJT and with dissertations.