Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Evaluation

This program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their evaluation knowledge and skills. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any field are eligible to apply. Candidates for the certificate will complete 18 credit hours of courses and applied learning experiences. Credits from the certificate program are easily transferred towards the Evaluation and Organizational Learning M.S. degree.

“Evaluation is a growing and evolving field. There is demand both nationally and internationally for professionals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively evaluate programs, policies, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.” - Tamara M. Walser, Professor and Program Coordinator

Program of Study >

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate awareness of fundamental norms and values underlying evaluation practice, including the standards, guidelines, and competencies of the discipline.
  • Act and interact ethically through evaluation practice that demonstrates integrity and respect for all people.
  • Apply evaluation theory, approaches, and methodologies.
  • Address evaluation context, including the unique circumstances, multiple perspectives, and changing settings of evaluations and their users/stakeholders.
  • Facilitate evaluation use and capacity building.
  • Apply effective interpersonal skills, including communication, facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Engage in culturally responsive evaluation practice, including addressing issues of privilege and power, and facilitating constructive and culturally responsive interactions throughout the evaluation.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  2. Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields.
  3. Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate). Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is recommended.
  4. A letter of interest describing your educational and professional experiences, reasons for pursuing this degree and contributions you plan to make upon degree completion.
  5. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by July 1 for Fall or Oct. 15 for Spring.