M.S. in Program Evaluation EV2

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the EV2 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching [OT1] (3+ Additional Credits)

Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 33 credits. The detailed M.S. in Program Evaluation EV2 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for M.S. in Program Evaluation EV2

Program Core   

Introductory Research Methods Course - choose one course or approved transfer credit
ED406 Master's Research Methods
or ED506 Concepts and Issues in Social Science Research

Evaluation Theory and Methods
ED520 Program Evaluation
ED521 Advanced Program Evaluation
ED545 Program Evaluation Practicum

Data Collection and Analysis
ED524 Survey Design (1 credit)
ED528 Using Quantitative Data Analysis Software (1 credit)
ED525 Interview and Focus Group Techniques (1 credit)

Additional Methods Courses - choose at least one quantitative and one qualitative methods course from the following:
EDE404 Basics in Applied Quantitative Analysis
ED504 Quantitative Research Methods
ED505 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
ED507 Qualitative Research Methods
ED527 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods


Choose electives for a total of at least 12 credits; possible options include but are not limited to:
EDU446 Entrepreneurial Skills for Educators
EDU447 Grant Writing and Other Funding Strategies for Educators
ED529 Using Qualitative Data Analysis Software (1 credit)
ED523 Mixed Research Methods
EDE436 Diversity and Equity in Education
ED437 Diversity and Equity in Higher Education
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
ED439 Policy Analysis in Education
EDE479 Assessment, Accreditation and Accountability in Higher Education
ED516 Designing and Evaluating Professional Development
ED483 Communication and Counseling Skills for Teachers, Administrators, and Other Helping Professionals
ED432 Professional Writing and Communications
ED482 Technology and Higher Education


1. Participation in ED521 Advanced Program Evaluation is contingent upon successful (B or better) completion of ED520 Program Evaluation .

2. Students interested in also pursuing one or more Advanced Certificates -- see Optional Enhancements section -- can reduce the number of additional credits needed to meet these programs' requirements by choosing electives appropriately. Please note, though, that EDF courses cannot count towards the minimum of 30 credits of coursework required by this program, and more generally, any additional Advanced Certificate awarded is required to have a minimum of 3 credits of unique coursework or internships (that is, credits that have not also been used towards another degree or certificate). Be sure to discuss options with your advisor early in your program.