Deadline: January 7, 2020
Applications are open for the Pardee RAND Graduate School Ph.D. Program in Policy Analysis 2020. The Pardee RAND Graduate School is a selective, multidisciplinary doctoral program with a focus on policy analysis and the ways it can shape our world.
They offer a full-time Ph.D. program in policy analysis — the first and largest of its kind in the country. And they are backed by the brainpower and resources of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.
Their students come from diverse personal and academic backgrounds, and about a third of their students come from outside the U.S. All of them are supported by a combination of fellowships and scholarships that cover tuition, include a living stipend, and can enable them to graduate debt-free.
Pardee RAND’s program enables students to cover their tuition while receiving a consistent stipend for living expenses each year and graduate debt-free.
Doctoral student receive:
- A full-tuition scholarship for the first year, partial scholarship in the second year, and reduced tuition thereafter
- A research fellowship earned by working on RAND projects of the student’s choice that gives students a stipend to cover living expenses for the length of the program
- Generous health insurance and other benefits, including paid parental leave
- Use of a laptop computer
- Support for travel to conferences and to other RAND offices
- Competitively awarded internal dissertation funding
- Paid visit to Pardee RAND for preview weekend in March after acceptance
- Be available to participate in the full-time combined research-and-study program at RAND’s headquarters in Santa Monica, California
- Have completed a bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree and/or some work experience is desired
- Demonstrate strong quantitative skills, although all majors and disciplines welcome.
Applications must contain the following elements:
- An online application
- Resume or CV
- Three essays to understand your motivations to work in the field of policy analysis
- Test scores on the GRE or GMAT; TOEFL for some international students
- Three letters of recommendation
- School transcripts
For more information, visit Pardee RAND Graduate School.