Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation

Program Director: Dr. Eric Lassiter
Graduate Humanities Program
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Program Overview:
The Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation requires 12 hours of course credit. The Certificate will provide training in graduate-level theories and methodologies of applied evaluation to equip students with the necessary skills that can be applied to the evaluation of policies, programs, projects, community development and other activities.

Program Highlights:

    • Combines study in mixed quantitative and qualitative research methods with training in cultural competency.
    • Students acquire conceptual and methodological skills such as needs assessment, program theory, logic modeling, and process and outcome analysis.
    • Capstone experience emphasizes the evaluation of an actual and/or existing project or program.
    • Students can apply credits earned to graduate degrees in the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development as well as in the Graduate Humanities Program as electives, to be determined by faculty advising students’ programs of study.
  • Credits earned in the certificate program can potentially be applied to professional development and other professional continuing education, depending on individual programs of study and the approval of faculty in GSEPD and/or the Graduate Humanities Program.

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Certificate Application Essentials:
How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Program Evaluation Certificate on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website at:

Deadline for Application: December 1 (Spring semester); August 1 (Fall Semester); May 1 (Summer)