Online Master of Science in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics

Master the skills necessary to pursue a career in the field of data sciences, one of the “sexiest careers of the 21st century,” by earning an online MS in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics. Learn how to improve organizational effectiveness by translating data into actionable information through evaluation and performance frameworks.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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This tools-based degree prepares you for a career that spans the public, nonprofit and private sectors using data-driven and evidence-based approaches to social impact. You will develop expertise in performance and evaluation frameworks for social programs, and foundations in the field of data science,  one of the “sexiest careers of the 21st century” according to Harvard Business School Review.

The Master of Science in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics is a professional degree that emphasizes skills needed to leverage data to improve organizational performance in the public and nonprofit sectors. We have combined curriculum from the field of program evaluation, which provides tools to assess policy or program impact, with data science courses, which empower students to utilize a diverse array of data analysis tools in new and exciting ways. Your coursework will introduce you to impact analysis, data visualization, dashboards, and automation of reporting.

Unlike other data scientist degrees, this program is built using public sector and nonprofit examples. We do not assume that students have a background in computer programming before starting the degree. Courses build the technical skills necessary to implement rigorous approaches to collecting and analyzing data within public organizations to enhance performance management. ASU’s online degree in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics will prepare you to work as an analyst or manager.

Featured courses

33 credit hours including the required applied project course (CPP 593)

SWG 623 Program Evaluation


CPP 523 Foundations of Program Evaluation I: Multiple Regression


CPP 524 Foundations of Program Evaluation II: Research Design


CPP 525 Foundations of Program Evaluation III: Advanced Regression Tools


CPP 526 Foundations of Data Science I: Introduction to Data Programming


CPP 527 Foundations of Data Science II: Data Wrangling


CPP 528 Foundations of Data Science III: Project Management


CPP 529 Data Analytics Practicum


Related careers

After completing your degree in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics you might follow one of several career paths.  

State or federal government agencies

Research group analyst

Consulting firm analyst

Large nonprofit agency analyst

International development agency analyst

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community. 

Top 10


Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 15


Best Public Affairs Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

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