Graduate Certificate in Evaluation

Graduate Certificate in Evaluation

Program overview

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 Graduate Certificate programs are designed primarily for graduate students at Western Michigan University who are not Evaluation, Measurement and Research majors.

Applicants are expected to:

  • Be a WMU graduate student in good standing
  • Submit a one-page statement explaining interest in this certificate
  • Submit three letters of professional recommendation

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