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Why Program Evaluation at Duquesne University?

We live in a constantly changing world that is overloaded with information and increasingly sensitive to where organization's dollars are going. It is critical that we have skilled people who can not only provide accurate information, but think broadly enough as to understand what to do with their information and resources.

Evaluators are needed across professional disciplines to research and develop effective programs that will benefit organizations and society. You can work in and influence disciplines as wide-ranging as

  • Health care industry
  • Government
  • Corporate
  • Education (PK-12)
  • Higher Education (Colleges & Universities)
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Human Services

Graduates of our program provide data and solutions to problems faced in their work environment. The result of their work may include new public policy, business and social programs, or research that can influence individuals, your own community, or our world.

Our program is well suited for professionals who want to

  • Do work that makes a difference
  • Further develop your skill-set
  • Add credibility to your professional career
  • Broaden the industries you are qualified to work for

Our program offers the flexibility of taking courses on-line or on campus.

Outcomes for Degree Completion

The majority of students who complete the Program Evaluation Concentration of the M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies will pursue or have careers as practitioners, providing clients with evaluation results and reports used for decision making that are related to educational and human-service programs.

Course content and practical applications emphasize the skills of both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods skills that are appropriate across a broad spectrum of human service agencies.

In addition, students participate in practicum experiences that reflect current applications in the evaluation field.