Graduate Certificate - Program Evaluation - Graduate Certificate

Program:
Program Evaluation - Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
7754 Program Evaluation
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
Start Term:
FS16
College:
College of Social Science
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Psychology
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Social Science

Department of Psychology

Graduate Study
Program Evaluation - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation prepares students for evaluation careers in diverse settings including government, education, social services, and evaluation consulting firms. It emphasizes professional development in history, theory, and standards of evaluation practice, evaluation methods, and evaluation practice skills.

Admission

To be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation, applicants must have:
  1. an academic record equivalent to at least 3.00 (B) in undergraduate course work in their junior and senior year. This requirement is waived for students currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree program at MSU.
  2. submitted three letters of recommendation and a personal statement about their academic and professional goals and experience. This requirement is waived for students currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree program at MSU. Students currently pursuing a graduate degree at MSU should submit a letter from their program adviser or chairperson indicating that the student is in good standing and they agree the certificate is an appropriate adjunct training opportunity.
Admission to the program is selective and meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission. The applicant’s overall record is considered, including the student’s personal statement, recommendations, academic transcripts, and other documentation as required.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation

The Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation is available only online. A total of 12 credits are required for the certificate.
1.   The following course (3 credits):
PSY 880 Foundations of Evaluation Practice 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
PSY 881 Evaluation Design 3
PSY 884 Qualitative and Mixed Method Evaluation Methods 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
PSY 881 Evaluation Design 3
PSY 882 Evaluation Data Collection Methods 3
PSY 883 Statistics for Evaluators I 3
PSY 884 Qualitative and Mixed Method Evaluation Methods 3
PSY 885 Communicating and Reporting 3
PSY 887 Statistics for Evaluators II 3
PSY 888 Evaluation Management 3
Courses used to fulfill requirement 1. above may not be used to fulfill this requirement.