Online Master’s in Measurement and Evaluation

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Professional Programs for Your Future

The ability to evaluate projects, programs, and processes effectively 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 prepare yourself for upper management roles.

This degree program builds expertise in planning, monitoring, and evaluating programs and projects. Developed by active evaluation practitioners with more than 20 years of industry experience, this program will prepare you to make a difference in your organization. And with curriculum built on the standards of a professional advisory council, you’ll be getting the right knowledge you need to succeed.

With online programs from AU, you will have the flexibility to earn a degree with any type of schedule. You will learn new skills and expand your knowledge under the guidance of our experienced faculty, all while gaining valuable experience in the field of your choice.

Advance Your Knowledge

The curriculum in this online program will equip you with the real-world skills you need to be a leader in measurement and evaluation.

Principles and Theories of Evaluation

Analyze the theories, terminology, critical issues, and current debates in the field of evaluation. Gain the skills necessary to design logic models, set evaluation questions, and craft monitoring and evaluation plans that reflect varying project fields and parameters.

Data-Driven Decision Making

Assess the quantitative and qualitative tools and methods used to analyze, evaluate, present, and communicate big and small data. Compare different approaches to data visualization, and learn how to summarize and to communicate findings to stakeholders so they can make informed decisions that will improve performance and impact.

Evaluation Approaches and Design

Explore and apply Culturally Responsive, Complexity Aware and other approaches to impact performance and evaluation designs. Learn when evaluators use different approaches and designs by partnering with an organization to carry out an evaluation under the mentorship of faculty.

Project Cost-Benefit Analysis

Examine the economic principle of Project Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA); and compare recent developments in the theoretical and empirical CBA literature. Analyze how public, private, and international agencies apply CBA in education policy, healthcare, environmental management, and other functional areas.

Realize Your Purpose

Evaluate Your Opportunities

The growth rate of evaluation jobs reflects an emphasis on promoting transparency, accountability, learning, and equity in program implementation and management. Careers in measurement and evaluation span a wide range of sectors, including education, public health, government, nonprofits, and international development, just to name a few. This degree will prepare you for a variety of internal and external evaluation roles, including:

  • Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
  • Research and Evaluation Technical Lead
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Emergency Management Directors
  • Mission/Country Director for International Development Agencies
  • Evaluation Consultant

“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

Practicum with real-world evaluation and research within organizations.

Faculty are academic practitioners involved in different facets and functional areas within evaluation.

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