Evaluation & Organizational Learning Concentration (M.S. in Instructional Technology)

The M.S. concentration in Evaluation & Organizational Learning emphasizes evaluation as a service profession for program, organization, and systems learning and change. The program 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 & Organizational Learning program is a concentration in the M.S. in Instructional Technology. Although we work in partnership, there is a distinct program of study for the concentration.

Program Features:

  • Aligned with the American Evaluation Association Evaluator Competencies.
  • One of a limited number of evaluation master's programs in the U.S. that can be completed through distance education.
  • Faculty are evaluation scholars and practitioners.
  • Applied learning experiences through a theory-to-practice and practice-to-theory instructional model.
  • Program Advisory Board that includes faculty from multiple disciplines, current students, and evaluation practitioners.

 Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the fundamental norms and values underlying evaluation practice, including the standards, guidelines, and competencies of the discipline.
  • Demonstrate awareness of self as an evaluator (knowledge, skills, and dispositions) and reflect on personal evaluation practice (competencies and areas for growth).
  • 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.
  • Manage the evaluation, including developing proposals and contracts, resource allocation and coordination, and monitoring progress.
  • 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.

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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.