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Interdisciplinary Evaluation Science - M.S.

The Master of Science (MS) in Interdisciplinary Evaluation Science is an interdisciplinary program intended to prepare students to contribute to human service, education, public policy, health, and other program and policy areas through thoughtful, effective, and ethical use of evaluation models and methods.

The successful graduate of the MS in Interdisciplinary Evaluation Science will be able to:

  1. Explain the historical and philosophical underpinnings of evaluation and their implications for evaluation practice;
  2. Apply the ethical standards and guiding principles of the profession, including striving for cultural competence;
  3. Explain the logic of evaluation/research design, including mixed-method designs;
  4. Collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data;
  5. Develop specialized knowledge in a methodological (multivariate analysis, ethnography, business analytics) or content (education, health, public policy) area;
  6. Conduct an evaluation, including negotiating evaluation questions, developing program theory, creating evaluation plans and associated budgets, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting and reporting results, and disseminating and facilitating the use of findings; and
  7. Collaborate and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of evaluation, including policymakers, program/policy leadership, staff, and participants.

Certificates

  • Research Methods Certificate
  • Program Evaluation Theory and Design Certificate
  • Applied Research Methods Certificate*
  • Program Evaluation Certificate*

*For Students not in the Interdisciplinary Evaluation Science MS

Concentrations:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Business Analytics
  • Bioinformatics Data Science
  • Public Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Higher Education Policy
  • Early Childhood Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Educational Technology
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