Make a valuable impact on your future and of the organizations that will benefit from your new expertise. With the online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation, you’ll gain the core competencies to manage measure and report on project performance for the diverse social impact sector. Learn this unique, in-demand managerial skillset from a renowned faculty of experts in monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

Accolades, Benefits and Highlights

  • Learn proven, practical approaches to M&E management, planning, data sourcing and reporting, funding, stakeholder relations, problem solving and more.
  • Apply your skills immediately within international development organizations, nonprofits and other organizations assessing the performance and impact of their projects and larger programs.
  • Complete the entire monitoring and evaluation certificate online in as little as nine to 15 months.
  • American is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a 2019 Best National University and by Princeton Review Best Colleges as one of the Best 382 Colleges.


The curriculum for the 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation includes four courses.

Required courses:

  • SPEX 660: Data-Driven Decision Making
  • SPEX 640: Evaluation: Qualitative Methods
  • SPEX610: Evaluation Approaches & Designs

Electives (choose 1):

  • SPEX 600: Innovation Through New Technologies
  • SPEX 610: Intercultural Communication for Professionals
  • SPEX 620: Professional Ethics & Project Leadership
  • SPEX 630: Client Communications & Professional Consulting
  • SPEX 635: Teams and Virtual Teams
  • SPEX 640: Evaluation: Qualitative Methods
  • SPEX 650: Evaluation: Quantitative Methods
  • SPEX 670: Project Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • PME 620: Emerging Trends in Evaluation Science

*Optional immersion on-campus