Become an expert in program evaluation. This Evaluation Studies (ES) track program equips you with the knowledge, experience, and resourcefulness needed to be a professional evaluator, evaluation researcher, or educator in a variety of settings.
In this program, you will hone an interdisciplinary set of skills for designing and implementing effective evaluation strategies. Through advanced research techniques, you will be able to quickly and astutely discern issues in processes and systems, develop incisive solutions to bottlenecks and roadblocks, and manage organizational paradoxes with confidence.
You will gain experience in a full array of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, and you will sharpen your skills in designing evaluation studies, data collection,data analysis, and how to effectively communicate results to improve policies and programs.. Through new and ongoing organizational partnerships, you will work in real-life evaluation cases and get hands-on experience.
Doctoral students in Evaluation Studies gain the capacity to:
I am driven to help nonprofits understand significance of their work. As an evaluation researcher, I want to build culturally rooted evaluation processes for the communities and nonprofit that can help them learn from their work and thrive in the future.
72 credits (48 credits of coursework + 24 thesis credits) completed in 3-5 years for full time students.
OLPD Departmental Core
Evaluation Studies Program Core
Students must take OLPD 8596 twice in two different semesters for 3 credits each time.
Thesis credits (24 credits)
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