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Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can I begin Program Evaluation?

Students are accepted into the Program Evaluation Concentration in the fall semester only. All application materials should be received by June 1 in order to be considered for the fall term.
In special circumstances, with approval of the Program Directors, materials may be accepted later than the application deadline.

Do I get an M.S.Ed. in Program Evaluation?

Students who complete this program will receive an M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies with a Concentration in Program Evaluation.

How long will it take to complete the program?

The Program Evaluation Concentration is built around a cohort model in which students complete their degree in five semesters taking 6 credits (two classes) each semester, including summer. However, in select cases course sequencing may be tailored to meet a student's individual situation and may be completed on a part-time basis.

Are GRE scores required?

GRE scores are not part of the application requirements for the Program Evaluation Program, but they are recommended for acceptance into the Graduate School of Education.

What financial aid is available?

Students are automatically considered for a 25% tuition and fees discount upon receipt of an application for admission to the M.S.Ed. program. The discount is available to all students in the program who are enrolled at least for the full-time course load of 6 credits (two classes) per semester. Information regarding university tuition and fees can be found at: http://www.duq.edu/admissions-and-aid/tuition/graduate-tuition-rates

For more information on financial aid, please visit the Admissions & Aid website at: http://www.duq.edu/admissions-and-aid/financial-aid

What types of job opportunities will the Program Evaluation concentration prepare me for?

Graduates will be prepared to work as program evaluators in government agencies, human service organizations, educational policy agencies, school districts, colleges and universities, health care facilities, philanthropic organizations, and other business corporations. The majority of students who complete the Program Evaluation Concentration will pursue or have careers as practitioners, providing clients with evaluation results and reports used for decision making that is related to educational and human-service programs.