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What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 15 semester hours

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 15

Program Evaluation, Post Masters Certificate

Our Program Evaluation post master’s certificate can provide you with the credentials you need to do consulting work or program evaluation.

This program includes the following:

  • program evaluation models
  • specialized topics in program evaluation
  • issues in program evaluation

This program will help you if you’re in the following settings:

  • education
  • business
  • industry
  • government agencies
  • nonprofit organizations

This program includes classroom experiences and hands-on practicum experiences to build skills as students progress towards completion of the certificate. The certificate is designed for individuals interested in working in a wide variety of education, training, and development areas, including those found in business, industry, government agencies, the military and nonprofit organizations.

Program Highlights

If admitted to a doctoral program, you could apply courses in the research core or cognate areas. You can apply these courses toward the completion of this certificate. But their inclusion needs approval from your advisor.

You must complete an accredited master’s degree program to apply for this certificate. You’ll also need to send in official transcripts, though a GRE test score is not required.

The certificate provides a combination of lecture, discussion and practical activities. You’ll have the opportunity to design and conduct aspects of program evaluation. Opportunities exist for applying competencies learned in the classroom to job-related situations. A few of the practicum sites for EPRS 8670 may offer limited financial support.

This certificate is free-standing. Admittance to a degree program is not necessary to pursue this certificate.

Survey of Graduate Students

Our graduate students have stated the following reasons the certificate interested them:

  • For work as program managers, the certificate provides credentials to move into consulting
  • Some graduates looked toward becoming program evaluators in educational fields, possibly at the district level.
  • This certificate adds value to students’ experience at Georgia State, especially if they are looking to move into improving the education system.
  • Some graduates have moved into educational consulting.

The Certificate in Program Evaluation is an approved certificate by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Program Evaluation, Post Masters Certificate program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript: master’s degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Program of Study

EPRS 8620 Program Evaluation I (3)
EPRS 8670 Practicum in Research or Program Evaluation (3)
EPRS 8820 Program Evaluation and Institutional Research (3)
EPRS 8830 Survey/Sampling/Questionnaire Design (3)
EPSF 8630 Critical Policy Studies (3)

Graduate-level courses equivalent to courses in the program of study may be substituted if the courses are approved based on the existing College of Education and Human Development policy for equivalent courses and approval by the student’s advisor for this certificate.



Our graduates have found work a program evaluation specialists and as researchers in state and federal offices.


Program Coordinator
Kevin Fortner
[email protected]

Educational Policy Studies
[email protected]

Mailing Address & Office Location
Educational Policy Studies
College of Education & Human Development, Suite 450
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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