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Admissions Events

Pardee RAND Graduate School hosts admissions events each fall that provide an overview of the Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, the admissions process, and our degree requirements. Attendees also have an opportunity to hear current students describe their experiences and share their own perspectives on the program. Our webinars are interactive and we encourage questions.

We hope you can join us at an in-person event or webinar. If you are unable to make any of the sessions below, sign up to receive a recording of our webinar, which we will share after the event.


Q&A at a DC admissions info session

Student Diana Gehlhaus Carew (cohort '15) and alumni Melody Harvey ('12), Brian Gordon ('12), and Matt Hoover ('09) at the 2018 D.C.-area admissions event

Photo by Stefanie Howard/RAND Corporation

In-Person Admissions Event

Friday, October 11

U.S. Air Force Academy

Idealist Grad School Fair

Monday, October 14

5-8 p.m. PDT
Los Angeles Convention Center
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In-Person Admissions Event at RAND

Tuesday, October 29

6-8 p.m. EDT
RAND Corporation Washington Office
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In-Person Admissions Event at Pardee RAND

Monday, November 4

6-8 p.m. PST
RAND Corporation/Pardee RAND Graduate School
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APPAM Fall Research Conference – Ph.D. Program Fair

Friday, November 8

12-1 p.m. MST
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colo.
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Online Admissions Event (Webinar)

Tuesday, November 19

5-6 p.m. PST
Register »

Recording of our Online Admissions Event (Webinar)

Available in late autumn

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Previous Events

In-Person Admissions Event at Pardee RAND

Saturday, October 5

10 a.m.-noon PDT

Online Admissions Event (Webinar)

Tuesday, October 8

8-9 a.m. PDT