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Master of Arts in Program Evaluation

Michigan State University's Master of Arts (M.A.) in Program Evaluation prepares professionals for a career in program evaluation. Specialists in this rapidly growing field are in high demand, and our program provides both the theoretical knowledge and real-world experience to make our students successful.

The M.A. in Program Evaluation is a 37-credit program that can be completed in 16 months. All courses are delivered entirely online by accomplished and respected evaluation professionals. As a student in this program, you’ll consult with faculty, exchange ideas with classmates, and complete knowledge and skill-building activities—all at locations and hours that are most convenient for you. Also as part of your coursework, you will complete a two-semester supervised practical application course; you’ll work alongside evaluation practitioners in a professional evaluation setting to gain first-hand experience applying your learning from prior classes. Most importantly, in the end, you will have developed the skills needed to start a successful evaluation career in local, state, and federal agencies, as well as the private sector.

We also offer a graduate certificate in program evaluation, and all of the courses are open to individuals interested in taking one or two courses for the purpose of professional development.