Online Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation
Arizona State University’s graduate certificate in program evaluation is designed to deepen your evaluation capacity and strengthen your analytical skills. In this program, you’ll develop expertise in impact evaluation through evidence-based quantitative approaches. These data-driven skills are in high demand across a variety of industries to show the effectiveness of an organization’s program usages.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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Upskill with a graduate certificate in program evaluation
Program evaluation is a structured approach to gather, analyze and apply data for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of programs. This evaluation has a key emphasis on implementing improvements that benefit the program’s continual performance progression. Program evaluation is an important process of research throughout many industries to determine if a project or program achieves its desired goals. Utilizing this style of evaluation has become a routine operation for a wide range of industries to ensure that resources are being used appropriately.
A number of different jobs require well-developed program evaluation skills. Industries that commonly employ program evaluators include educational institutions, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, private companies and more. These professionals are highly skilled and apply several factors to deploy data-driven techniques that access the program efficiency for their organization's intended purposes.
What you’ll learn in this certificate program
This certificate offers statistical training in causal analysis, econometric techniques and research design that serve as the foundations of evidence-based management and program evaluation. You’ll also build foundational knowledge in data programming, quantitative analysis, research design and managerial experience. Additional topics you’ll cover include:
- Conceptual tools of conducting evaluation research and program evaluations.
- Foundations of data programming in R.
- Open source software and open data ecosystems.
- Research design and advanced regression tools.
Upon completing this certificate, you’ll be prepared to take over evaluation responsibilities in your current role or expand your evaluation toolkit for a career switch.
Program evaluation courses
You’ll learn how to conduct program evaluation with a range of quantitative tools. These methods of program evaluation may include open-source software, regression tools, geographic information system applications and more.
Foundations of Data Science I: Introduction to Data Programming
Foundations of Program Evaluation I: Multiple Regression
Foundations of Program Evaluation II: Research Design
Foundations of Program Evaluation III: Advanced Regression Tools
Develop the program evaluation skills needed for these jobs
There are a number of different jobs that require well-developed program evaluation skills. However, some may require additional education, experience and training. Program evaluation jobs span across a range of fields, including educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, health care facilities and government programs. Specific career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
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