Graduate Programs in Evaluation and Organizational Learning

Evaluation is a multidisciplinary, growing profession. It can be defined as “a systematic and intentional process of gathering and analyzing data (quantitative and qualitative), to inform learning, decision-making and action” (Gopal & Preskill, 2014, para 2).

We welcome creative, curious, critical thinkers from any disciplinary background to join our learning community and the evaluation field.

Our mission is to build capacity to do and use evaluation for program, organization, and systems learning and change. We are committed to:

  • Advocating for evaluation in service of common good and an equitable, just society.
  • Impacting the evaluation field through teaching, innovating, creating, and sharing our work.
  • Providing a pathway to university-based evaluator education in support of diversity and inclusion in the evaluation profession.

M.S. Concentration in Evaluation & Organizational Learning

The M.S. concentration in Evaluation & Organizational Learning will prepare you to work as an evaluation professional in a variety of disciplinary contexts, such as education, foundations and nonprofits, government, public health, social work, public administration, environmental science, business and industry, international development, and criminal justice.

The Evaluation Certificate serves several purposes, including:

  • Building your capacity to do and use evaluation in your current professional role;
  • Strengthening your resume with an advanced credential in evaluation;
  • Adding to or updating evaluation knowledge and skills gained through prior formal and informal learning;
  • Taking a step towards the M.S. concentration in Evaluation & Organizational Learning if you are contemplating the master’s program.

Evaluation Jobs:

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  • Common job titles for evaluation professionals include: Program Evaluator, Evaluation Specialist, Learning and Evaluation Director, Evaluation Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Evaluation Analyst, Learning and Evaluation Officer, Performance Management Specialist, Measurement and Evaluation Specialist, Research Analyst, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Director of Evaluation and Impact, Evaluation Consultant, Evaluation Project Manager, and Data Analyst.