Facts & Figures: Pardee RAND by the Numbers
Our students come from diverse personal backgrounds and graduate to impactful careers around the globe.
Our students enroll with a wide range of academic and professional experience.
Our degree program includes a wide variety of courses and real-world policy research.
Pardee RAND students arrive with a passion to help change the world for the better and leave with the tools, skills, network, and knowledge to do so.
Degree conferred: Ph.D. in Policy Analysis
Matriculation: Full time, residency, beginning in fall term
Academic calendar: Quarter system (fall, winter, and spring)
Required coursework: 12.5 units of core courses and 7 units of elective courses
Official name: The Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School (pronounced Par-DEE); commonly referred to as Pardee RAND and also known as The RAND Graduate School
Dean: Susan L. Marquis
Location: Santa Monica, CA (students work with researchers across RAND, in all locations, for projects and their dissertation)
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), through 2020
School colors: Purple and gold
School motto: Be the Answer
Mission: To provide the next generation of policy leaders an unsurpassed education in policy analysis