Admissions Events

Students in classroom

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

Pardee RAND admissions staff will also be attending grad school fairs this year in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Admissions Events at RAND Offices

Registration is required.

Santa Monica, CA (RAND Headquarters Campus)

RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407

Saturday, October 14
10 a.m. – noon

Saturday, November 11
10 a.m. – noon

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Washington, D.C.

RAND Corporation, 1200 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA, 22202

Tuesday, October 3
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Join us for a lively discussion. Webinars provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the Ph.D. in Policy Analysis at Pardee RAND and admission requirements. Admissions representatives, current students, and a faculty member are available to answer questions during these sessions.

Please note: the times listed below are in Pacific Daylight and Pacific Standard Time (that is, local time in Santa Monica) so please be sure to calculate what day and time this is where you are. Registration is required.

Tuesday, October 17
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. PDT

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

Monday, November 6
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PST

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Can’t attend a webinar?
We'd be happy to send you a link to our recording of the webinar, as well as a copy of the presentation.
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Grad Fairs

Pardee RAND admissions staff will be attending the following Grad Fairs. Fairs are free to attend, but registration is required.

Washington D.C. Idealist Fair

Washington Convention Center, Hall E, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Monday, October 2
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT

Los Angeles Idealist Fair

Convention Center, West Hall B, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Thursday, October 12
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PDT

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Chicago APPAM Ph.D. Program Fair

At the APPAM Fall Research Conference
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL‎ 60601

Friday, November 3
Noon – 1:15 p.m. CDT

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