Program evaluation is an area of inquiry that uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to address questions of concern to policy makers, administrators, managers, and, in some cases, program participants. In this era of competing developments—increased accountability and the democratization of research activity—knowledge of program evaluation is a useful and valuable commodity. This minor is an interdisciplinary effort providing intensive study of the techniques and process of evaluation and policy research, in addition to the social and political context within which program evaluation occurs.
Prior admission into an established M.A. or Ph.D. is required. Students must be in good standing and demonstrate relevant academic background and experience. Students in the existing evaluation-related concentrations in organizational leadership, policy, and development or educational psychology are not allowed into the minor. Admission requires the addition of the required minor coursework to the student's Graduate School degree program form and the minor DGS's signature on the form.
Students interested in admission to the minor should contact the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS): Christopher J. Johnstone, firstname.lastname@example.org