The ability to effectively evaluate projects, programs and processes is essential to lead organizational success today. American University’s MS in Measurement & Evaluation teaches you the skills to lead evaluation efforts, increase your technical skills, and better positions you for upper management roles.

This flexible, fully online evaluation degree program builds your expertise in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs and projects. You will become a skilled evaluator of the effectiveness of project and program management. Developed by active evaluation practitioners with more than 20 years of industry experience, this practical degree will prepare you to make a difference in your organization.

In this 20-month, 30-credit program evaluation master’s, you will:

  • Gain a universal framework for collecting, analyzing and using data to determine program and project effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Build the leadership and practical assessment skills needed in the corporate, non-profit and governmental organizations to evaluate projects bridging various sectors and industries.
  • Learn to move beyond the management of projects and program, to assess, measure and evaluate the efficacy of program efforts.

Career Opportunities

When you study at American University, you also benefit from superior educational rigor and networking opportunities. In fact, 92 percent of graduate degree holders find jobs or go on to further studies. This evaluation degree can prepare you for the more than 27,000 positions requiring data evaluation or program evaluation skills1 that were posted in 2015 alone. These include a variety of lucrative analyst and management roles:

  • Management Analyst — $81,320
  • Operations Research Analyst — $78,630
  • Top Executives — $102,690

-Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook

Success in the workplace requires more than possessing relevant knowledge. You must also know how to communicate your ideas, work with teams, make ethical decisions, think critically, and demonstrate cross-cultural competence. To ensure our graduates learn these skills - and more - our online MS in Measurement and Evaluation program was designed using a unique curriculum structure called the Professional Studies Experience (PSE). The four-phase curriculum model, or framework, blends professionally aligned advanced training and workplace skill-building with the standard course work required of your Measurement and Evaluation degree.

Advisory Council

The online MS in Measurement and Evaluation is taught by professionals with over 20 years of experience who remain active in the field. To further ensure the curriculum is current and relevant, an advisory council comprised of leading practitioners in planning and evaluation has provided input on competencies, standards and industry trends.

Online Graduate Certificate Available

Expand your skill-set quickly with an Online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation. In as little as 9 months, gain critical knowledge through four courses focused on principles of evaluation, data-driven decision making, and evaluation approaches & designs.

1Burning Glass Labor Insights, November 2014 - October 2015

“The curriculum blends theory and real-world experience, as it requires students to practice what they learn virtually in real time, through organizational partnerships and practicum assignments, where students design and carry out evaluations.  This helps students involved in domestic and international work to gain evaluation and consultancy experiences and build their resumes while studying.”

- Beverly Peters, Ph.D., Program Director