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Pardee RAND Graduate School

1776 Main Street, PO Box 2138

Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138

United States

Telephone: 310-393-0411


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Tamela Hawley

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: December 11, 2023

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 1972

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1975

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 126

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Quarter

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerAlex
Board of Directors ChairMichael LeiterPartner, National Security; CFIUS; Cybersecurity and Privacy; Congressional Investigations and Government
Chief Academic OfficerNancy
Chief Executive OfficerNancy
Chief Financial OfficerMichael JanuzikVice President and Chief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchAlex
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
01044100Pardee RAND Graduate SchoolSanta MonicaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Master of National Security PolicyMasters2024On-Site
Master of Philosophy in Policy AnalysisMasters2022On-Site
Policy AnalysisResearch Doctorate1970On-Site
Policy AnalysisMasters1999On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Progress Report
Spring2030Offsite Review
Fall2030Accreditation Visit