Graduate Certificate - Evaluation Research


333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

United States



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Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate - Evaluation Research

Format: Online

Program Description:

Evaluative research is the application of social science research skills to address evaluation questions and to provide conclusions with demonstrable validity and reliability. The evaluation research curriculum is designed to cover qualitative and quantitative research skills and cultural competence as essential to ensure that evaluation practitioners have the expertise to produce information that is useful to end-users. Program and policy decision makers, and the communities that evaluators serve, are dependent upon evaluators to assess the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, and institutions to inform social change.

The University of Massachusetts Boston's 15 credit online Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Research is designed to provide a coherent body of knowledge in the fundamentals of evaluation and exposure to cutting-edge knowledge. This certificate prepares individuals to evaluate programs, practices and institutions in a broad array of fields, including education, health and human services, criminal justice and community development and planning. It is appropriate for professionals who have completed a baccalaureate degree and desire to include program evaluation as an area of expertise.

RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, MARYLAND, AND MINNESOTA: The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states.


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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

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