Students work on a policy game in class

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Pardee RAND students undertake a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum in their first year and integrate their studies through policy design studios.

The required courses are designed to provide students with a broad and solid base from which they can then begin to tailor their academic experience to meet their particular interests and passions through electives in a range of policy and analytic areas.

Elective Courses

After their first year, students choose an individualized and tailored curriculum of elective courses and independent tutorials with Pardee RAND faculty and RAND research staff. Some students choose to pursue an analytic concentration as part of their 7.5 elective units.

Elective course content is demand-driven based on student interest and is updated each year. Courses are generally offered every other year and are subject to change.

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