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Program Evaluation


The master’s program in program evaluation aims to develop students’ abilities to assess existing programs, policies, and practices to promote positive change and improve effectiveness of programs and organizations.

Around the world, increasing emphasis is being placed by governments, other governing bodies, and funding organizations on organizational accountability and outcomes, yet few organizations have the capacity or expertise to evaluate what they are doing. The Warner School's master’s degree in program evaluation prepares students to work either within an organization as an internal evaluator or as a consultant to organizations as an external evaluator. Graduates of our program are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including education, private industry, health care, and not-for-profit/community organizations.   

In addition to core coursework in quantitative and qualitative research methods and program evaluation theory and methods, the program includes a culminating practicum experience, in which the student conducts a real program evaluation. In addition, electives may include courses in global education, entrepreneurship, policy, grant writing, and higher education.

Students can complete the basic 33-credit program in one year (12 months), if studying full time, although many international students prefer to add an additional one or two semesters to take full advantage of field experiences and internship opportunities, and/or to pursue an Advanced Certificate in addition.

Requirements for the MS in Program Evaluation (EV2)

Learn more about Program Evaluation programs at Warner.