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Evaluation and Assessment Methods

Evaluation and Assessment Methods (Graduate Certificate)

Learn to drive change that works

See old problems in a new way. Get a fresh approach to thinking, learning, and leading in the modern world.

This is graduate studies for forward thinkers.

  • Collect, analyze and evaluate data to create programmatic changes
  • Conduct research to answer the following questions:
    • Is our program or policy making a difference?
    • Are we reaching the people we want to reach?
    • How can we improve what we are already doing?
  • Improve your ability to win grants in a funding climate in which donors increasingly require grant seekers to submit evaluation plans
  • Work with faculty who bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives and methods to evaluation planning and implementation
  • Build your network of colleagues in Georgia who conduct evaluation research
  • Prepare for a number of careers that require advanced evaluation and assessment skills: market research analyst, corporate consultant, project manager, city planning manager, program evaluation specialist, lead researcher, etc.

The Agnes Scott College Evaluation and Assessment Methods graduate certificate program prepares students to be leaders in professional and public fields that require advanced evaluation skills for programmatic decision-making. The Evaluation and Assessment Methods program provides students with the principles and experience necessary to develop effective evaluation and assessment plans across a range of applications, including public health, education, environmental sustainability, technology and diversity initiatives. Through courses that focus on evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and project management, students learn how to use established and emerging methods to gather information required for programmatic decision-making and to engage with the most pressing challenges of their times. Drawing on Agnes Scott’s liberal arts tradition, the program emphasizes the importance of crafting innovative approaches to address social and intellectual challenges and utilizing an interdisciplinary “toolkit” of quantitative and qualitative methods.

5 courses (15 credit hours)

4 core courses
1 elective
Membership in American Evaluation Association (or similar professional association as a student or professional member)