Courses and Studios

Students work on a policy game in class

Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

Pardee RAND students undertake an interdisciplinary core curriculum that covers policy analysis, quantitative analysis, economics, and social and behavioral sciences. They also integrate their studies through policy design studios and choose 8 units of electives in subject matter and methodological areas of interest.

Course selection is subject to change and some elective courses are not offered every year.

Core Courses & Policy Design Studios

Policy Analysis

Quantitative Analysis


Social and Behavioral Science

Policy Design Studios

Optional Preparatory Course

Elective Courses