Admissions Events

Students in classroom

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 — 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 also attended grad school fairs in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago in 2017.

Our schedule of 2018 admissions events will be posted in the summer. Please check back then!

Admissions Events at RAND Offices

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

Washington, D.C.

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

Tuesday, October 3
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Our 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 answered questions during these sessions.

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

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

Grad Fairs

Pardee RAND admissions staff attended the following Grad Fairs.

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

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