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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Major, MS, Evaluation Methodology concentration (ELPS Department)

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Evaluation is the systematic study of an organization or program’s fidelity, merit, or worth using a recognized set of national standards. The Distance Education Evaluation Methodology concentration master’s program is designed to provide students with a broad and rigorous study of the field of evaluation. Students will learn quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods evaluation designs, effective communication skills, cutting edge reporting strategies, and hands-on application of evaluation strategies. The program prepares professionals who are seeking to enhance their skills and develop new competencies in evaluation methodology. Students in this 30-graduate credit hour program will complete core coursework in evaluation principles and practice, methodology, and engage in field-based evaluation experiences. Prior to graduation, students must pass a portfolio-based comprehensive examination. All courses are offered online through Distance Education.

Concentrations (Required) and Options Available

Evaluation Methodology (Project Option)

Campus Code

Distance Education

Admissions Standards/Procedures

Admission is based on a holistic view of an applicant’s qualifications and previous educational experiences. GRE scores are optional. Prior graduate work will be examined on a case-by-case basis to determine if it can be used to satisfy some course requirements.

Credit Hours Required

30 graduate credit hours

Non-Course Requirements

The portfolio satisfies the requirements for a project non-thesis Master’s. Portfolios will be reviewed and scored by two ESM faculty members. Students must earn a grade of Satisfactory/Pass to earn the Master’s degree.

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