Graduate Programs in Evaluation and Organizational Learning

New for Fall 2020

UNCW has introduced two graduate programs in Evaluation:

These programs provide professionals in a range of fields, including health, business, education, social work, psychology and public administration, with the skills to evaluate programs, products, initiatives, systems and policies for organizational learning and change. The programs emphasize evaluation as a service profession and evaluators as contributors to the advancement of an equitable and just society (see American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles for Evaluators).

“Evaluation is a systematic and intentional process of gathering and analyzing data (quantitative and qualitative), to inform learning, decision-making and action” (Gopal & Preskill, 2014).

Program Features

  • Expert faculty with extensive experience in the field of evaluation
  • Curriculum aligned with the American Evaluation Association Evaluator Competencies
  • Opportunity to Select Electives aligned to your professional interests
  • Flexible online course format designed for working professionals
  • Full-time and part-time enrollment options
  • Advance your career in two years or at your own pace

Who Should Apply?

WCE’s programs in evaluation are designed to serve professionals across a range of diverse backgrounds who are committed to learning-oriented change. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any field are eligible to apply.

  • Master of Science in Evaluation and Organizational Learning

    Students will complete courses and collaborative applied learning experiences culminating in an evaluation capstone project.
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Evaluation

    The program, designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their evaluation knowledge and skills, can be completed in 18 credit hours. Credits from the certificate program are easily transferred towards the Evaluation and Organizational Learning M.S. degree.

New Graduate Courses for Fall 2020

  • EDL 586/686: Communication, Facilitation, and Cultural Competence in Evaluation
    Online Synchronous | Multidisciplinary | No Prerequisites
    This course focuses on human relations and social interactions necessary for situational practice and evaluator effectiveness. Students will develop skills in communication, facilitation, conflict resolution, and cultural responsiveness to support professional and just evaluation practice, evaluation utilization, evaluation capacity building, and organizational learning.

  • EDL 594: Evaluation Theory, Practice, and Organizational Learning
    Online Synchronous | Multidisciplinary | No Prerequisites
    This course focuses on evaluation theories and applications; evaluation standards, competencies, and guidelines for practice; and organizational learning. Students will become familiar with the evolution and underpinnings of the evaluation discipline, key evaluation scholars and scholarship, and current trends in evaluation practice.