Developing Expertise in a Specific Public Policy Area
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.