Graduate Degree

Program Evaluation - Master of Arts

Program Evaluation - Master of Arts
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Master of Arts
College of Social Science

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.

College of Social Science

Department of Psychology

Graduate Study
Program Evaluation - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts degree 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; effective interpersonal and communication skills; and management of evaluation activities. Students will obtain direct practice experience under the supervision of program faculty.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and the College of Social Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.


To be admitted to the Master of Arts degree in Program Evaluation, applicants must have:
  1. a bachelor’s degree from a recognized educational institution.
  2. an academic record equivalent to at least 3.00 (B) in undergraduate course work in their junior and senior year.
  3. submitted three letters of recommendation and a personal statement about their academic and professional goals and experience.
  4. submitted Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if they are an international student.
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 Master of Arts Degree in Program Evaluation

The Master of Arts degree in Program Evaluation is available only online and only under Plan B (non-thesis). A total of 37 credits are required for the degree.
1. Students must complete 37 credits from the following courses:
PSY 880 Foundations of Evaluation Practice 3
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 886 Evaluation Practicum Preparation 1
PSY 887 Statistics for Evaluators II 3
PSY 888 Evaluation Management 3
PSY 889 Evaluation Practicum 12
2. Completion of a final oral examination or evaluation.