Program Evaluation

Determining if a policy or program is effective and impactful is an important part of working in public service. This Program Evaluation Focus Area provides both quantitative and qualitative methods and frameworks to enhance your skills for collecting and analyzing data.


Foundational Courses

Basic foundation for all students

Quantitative foundation choice

Qualitative foundation choice

  • PHD-GP 5905 - Qualitative Research Methods
    Foundational course for understanding the logic and methods of qualitative evaluation and data gathering.  Covers interviews, focus groups, and surveys.

Additional Electives

PADM-GP.2149, Cost-Benefit Analysis
PADM-GP.2172, Advanced Empirical Methods

Qualitative methods courses

Cross-cutting courses

PADM-GP.2170, Performance Measurement and Management
PADM-GP.2311, Social Impact Investment
PADM-GP.4119, Data Visualization and Storytelling
PADM-GP.4501, Designing Data Collection for Program Evaluation, Policy, and Management
PADM-GP.4504, Introduction to Database Design, Management, and Security

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