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Program Evaluation Graduate Certificate

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Next Start Date

4

Courses Required

$640

Cost Per Credit Hour

12

Total Credit Hours

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

College of Education and Human Services

Degree Awarded: Program Evaluation Graduate Certificate

Enter a Rapidly Growing Field

The Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, will help you become a professional program evaluator. You will gain real-world experience in performing evaluation studies under the direction of seasoned professionals, including how to improve the quality of programs of all types and sizes. The field of Evaluation has grown dramatically in the United States and around the globe. Career opportunities include state and federal agencies, non-profits, educational institutions, health care, or independent consulting. Those who complete this certificate have priority admission into WVU’s Evaluation and Research Master’s Degree Program.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous


Start Date

To be Announced

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Program Details

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Professional evaluators work to systematically investigate and help improve the quality and value of programs of all types and sizes, including charitable, educational and school-based, government, health-care, human service and recreational programs. Using many different tools and skills across the spectrum of research and evaluation traditions, evaluators gain a deep understanding of a program and communicate information that guides those who fund, design and implement the program in spending their investments wisely.

Evaluators work closely with people who fund the evaluation, and those who deliver and are impacted by the program, to gain a deep understanding of the program, its impacts, and its value. Using many different tools and skills across the spectrum of research and evaluation traditions, evaluators develop and communicate information that informs people who fund, design, implement, and utilize programs being evaluated.

Students in the certificate program develop an individualized plan of study with their faculty advisor and gain real-world experience in performing evaluations under the direction of seasoned professionals.

Those who complete the program, and who are interested in further graduate training in the field, will have priority admission into WVU’s master’s degree in Program Evaluation and Research.

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted as a non-degree student, a student must present evidence of a baccalaureate degree. The WVU College of Education and Human Services requires all students to maintain a 2.75 grade point average for the 12 credit hours of course work.


Admissions

Students who wish to apply as a non-degree student (CEHS 4597 – Non-Degree Certificate) may apply to the program online here.

To be admitted as a non-degree student, a student must present evidence of a baccalaureate degree.

The student must also maintain a 2.75 grade point average for the 12 credit hours of course work, a requirement of the College of Education and Human Services. This average must be maintained as long as the student is enrolled.

Deadlines:
Early consideration – August 15
Spring deadline – December 1

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Abhik Roy
Program Coordinator
(304) 293-3049
Abhik.Roy@mail.wvu.edu

Dana Musick
Program Administrative Assistant
(304) 293-3879
dmusick2@mail.wvu.edu

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Program Evaluation Graduate Certificate requires 12 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $640.


Total Degree Cost

$7,680 – Residents and Non-Residents

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Visit Student Financial Support & Services for additional information.


Career Paths

Career opportunities include non-profits and social service agencies, school and other educational institutions, health care, and corporate evaluation firms. State and federal agencies also have evaluation specialists on staff to hold government units accountable and provide evaluative information on programs and policies at the request of elected officials. Finally, there are many opportunities for professional evaluators to win bids for evaluation contracts and work independently for the clients who sponsor those contracts.

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