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Evaluation and Assessment Methods

Evaluation and Assessment Methods (Graduate Certificate)

The Evaluation & Assessment Methods Graduate Certificate teaches you to conduct research and evaluate data in fresh new ways to spark programmatic changes.

  • 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?

In Agnes Scott’s Evaluation and Assessment Methods Graduate Certificate, you’ll learn to collect, analyze, and evaluate data in fresh ways to create programmatic changes.

Improve your ability to win grants by impressing donors with clear and effective evaluation plans. Build an interdisciplinary toolkit of quantitative and qualitative methods to answer pressing questions. Learn cutting-edge approaches to evaluation design and program management, making your work and your impact greater.

The Evaluation and Assessment Methods Graduate Certificate at Agnes Scott is ideal for people who work in the non-profit or public sector and regularly need to determine and communicate the value of their organization’s work. Many of our EAM graduate students have some level of experience in evaluation and assessment, but need formal education in the principles of the evaluation, data collection and analysis, and program management. The graduate certificate program gives you the edge you need to stay sharp and move ahead.

Building off of courses that focus on evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and project management, your Evaluation and Assessment Methods curriculum will help you learn how to use established and emerging methods to gather information required for programmatic decision-making. Drawing on Agnes Scott’s liberal arts tradition, you’ll learn the importance of crafting innovative approaches to address social and intellectual challenges and utilizing an interdisciplinary “toolkit” of quantitative and qualitative methods.

In addition, you can tailor your certificate to your unique interests and career goals with an elective, allowing you to focus on areas such as grant and proposal writing, principles of data visualization, or writing for organizations. If you are inspired by the Social Innovation curriculum, you can even transfer all your EAM coursework toward the master’s in Social Innovation.

Upon completion of your Evaluation and Assessment Methods Graduate Certificate, you’ll be prepared to look at evaluation and assessment in new and fresh ways in industries such as public health, education, environmental sustainability, technology, and diversity initiatives. Learn to think, learn, and lead in the modern world in roles including:

  • Non-profit manager or director
  • Program evaluator
  • Project manager
  • Assessment specialist
  • Grants manager
  • Education administrator
Introducing interim faculty director of Evaluation and Assessment Methods, faculty director of Data Visualization, and associate professor of Psychology, Dr. Wendy Kallina. Contact her at:

Program of Study

Featured Courses
You’ll tailor your graduate certificate to your unique interests and career goals with an elective of your choice, such as:

Community and Economic Development
Non-Profit Management and Philanthropy
Grant and Proposal Writing
Principles of Data Visualization

Certificate Program

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)

Core Courses

Principles of Evaluation Design
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Project Management


Topics in Evaluation and Assessment Methods
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