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Graduate Studies:


M.A. in OLPD: Evaluation Studies (ES) Program


Applications are due February 1, 2018 for Fall semester start.

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The master of arts (M.A.) degree in organizational leadership, policy, and development with a program track in evaluation studies (ES) provides an opportunity for intensive study of the techniques and process of evaluation and policy research and of the social and political context within which program evaluation occurs.

Who enrolls in this program?
Students enrolled in ES are the future leaders, educators and evaluators in the field of evaluation studies. Students in the program will gain expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods and practical experience in the conduct of program evaluation and policy studies. The program is selective and is limited to 10 students per year. All new students begin the program in the fall semester.


M.A. Curriculum Details

General M.A. Info
Graduate School Catalog

What will my program look like?
The M.A. requires that students take at least 31-32 credits (Plan A) or 31-33 credits (Plan B & accelerated) of coursework. Typically, a course that meets once a week throughout the semester is 3 credits. As part of their program of study, students prepare a master's Plan B paper (2-4 semester credits). Students can complete the coursework on either a full-time or part-time basis.

How long will my master's program take?
Attending full time, students can complete the accelerated option in one calendar year. Many students are employed full-time and spread their course work over 2 years (including summers). M.A. students must successfully complete their course work, Plan B paper and final oral examination to receive their degree. All degree requirements must be completed within seven years after starting the program including any previous coursework that may be transferred into the degree program.


For questions regarding the admissions process, admissions documents, or general information about the program contact:

Dr. Jeremy Hernandez
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Specific questions regarding course content should be directed to the program coordinator:

Dr. David R. Johnson
Coordinator, Evaluation Studies Program

Revised October 18, 2017