Graduate Certificate in Evaluation

Graduate Certificate in Evaluation

Program overview

This program is available in-person, online, and hybrid.

The Graduate Certificate in Evaluation is designed to prepare students to understand and work on evaluation teams and with evaluation-related activities. The Certificate consists of five, three-credit hour courses (15 total credit hours). Students who complete the program will be able to work on evaluation teams and with evaluation-related activities in the workplace as well as in external evaluations.


The courses include:

  • EMR 5400: Fundamentals of Evaluation, Measurement, and Research
  • EMR 6420: Evaluation I: Theory, Methods and Program Evaluation
  • EMR 6430: Evaluation II: Evaluating Products, Personnel, and Policy 
  • EMR 6500: Survey Research
  • EMR 6520: Evaluation Practicum


The EMR Graduate Certificate programs are designed primarily for individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and experience through extended graduate coursework in one of the three certificate areas.

Admissions requirements

  • Official transcripts demonstrating completion of bachelor's degree and any graduate coursework completed

  • One-page page statement explaining interest in this certificate

  • Three letters of professional recommendation

  • English proficiency test scores are required for international students if previous degree (s) were earned from a non-English instructional institution

  • Applications do not require graduate test scores

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