Online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation

100% Online

8 Month Duration

Two Practicums

Career Focused

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Gain Technical Skills for an Impactful Career

American University’s online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation will help you develop the skill set to help organizations evaluate program performance and measure lasting results. This program features a curriculum designed with input from an advisory council of experts and taught by top professionals in the field who are passionate about supporting your success. Learn to use evaluation to advance equity, encourage accountability, and promote overall program viability in flexible online courses and two practicum experiences.

A Strategically Designed Curriculum

The curriculum in this online graduate certificate program is taught by expert faculty with diverse knowledge and experience in the field. Learn more about why this program is uniquely designed to prepare you for success:

Complete Two Practicums

Gain hands-on practice by partnering with organizations to plan and carry out evaluations in two practicum experiences.

Learn the Tenants of CREE

Learn Culturally Responsive Equitable Evaluation (CREE) methods for immediate application in the field.

Career-Focused Curriculum

AU worked with an advisory panel to develop the program curriculum, ensuring it meets industry standards.

“The professors are all absolutely incredible, and most of them are still working in the field. When I was looking to choose a university, it was really important to me to find people who not only had the academic skills, but also the practical skills and experience. You can learn a lot from both sides.”
– Katie Krespan, Alumna

High-Impact Project Monitoring and Evaluation Opportunities

Professionals who are trained in project monitoring and evaluation have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference by assisting organizations in pursuing future funding for programs that have proven and measurable impacts. Those skilled in this area are in high demand, with employment of project management specialists projected to grow faster than average at 6% between 2022 and 2032.1 Job opportunities in this field include:

Alumni Employers

As passionate change-makers, our alumni are employed in various settings all over the country. You can find some of them working at these organizations:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Guidehouse
  • Independent Evaluation Consulting
  • Mathematica
  • US Government Agencies, including USAID, Department of Education, and the USDA
  • United Way
  • Winrock International

Where Passion Becomes Purpose

American University delivers a collaborative, immersive, and personalized online learning experience from the heart of Washington, D.C., to anywhere in the world. As an online student, you’ll take rigorous courses led by the same outstanding faculty members who teach on campus. We are committed to helping you reach your professional and educational goals by maintaining the high quality of instruction that AU programs have been known for since 1893, all while you benefit from the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Project Management Specialists.” Apr. 17, 2024. Retrieved Apr. 19, 2024 from