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Developing Expertise in a Specific Public Policy Area

Policy Specialization at Pardee RAND

Each student completes a policy concentration, typically in a policy research area where RAND has substantial expertise.

To complete the Policy Area Specialization, a student must:

  • Complete at least 50 days of OJT related to the substantive policy specialization, or demonstrate other experience that is at least equivalent; and
  • Complete at least one independent study with a specialist (Pardee RAND faculty expert, RAND researcher or outside expert) covering topics in the chosen policy specialization.