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M.A. in OLPD
Evaluation Studies

This Evaluation Studies (ES) track program prepares you with the professional experience and the theoretical knowledge for a career in program evaluation.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Frame and conceptualize organizational issues,
  • Assess the performance of public and nonprofit programs, and
  • Apply advanced techniques in evaluation and measurements in order to get actionable and reliable results.

Benefits

Evaluation professionals bring a sophisticated toolkit of methods and models to help organizations understand what is happening in their programs and what could happen. Through organizational partnerships, you will work in real-life evaluation cases and get hands-on experience while in your program. With a master’s degree in evaluation studies, you will be able to provide specialized knowledge and skills to all kinds of professional settings, including education, governance, health care, industry, non-profits, and NGOs.

Careers

  • Program evaluator
  • Program manager
  • Program specialist
  • Program developer
  • Organizational development specialist
  • Trainer or research manager
  • Adjunct instructor
  • Behavioral scientist

Coursework

  • Accelerated option: 30-32 credits completed in 1 year for full time students
  • Plan A option: 31-32 credits (with master's thesis) completed in 2 years for full time students
  • Plan B option: 30-32 credits (without thesis but with additional coursework) completed in 2 years for full time students
  • Curriculum
  • ES course offerings

Contact

David R. Johnson, Coordinator
Evaluation Studies
612-624-1062 | johns006@umn.edu