Program Evaluation Master of Arts (M.A.)

With its emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion, the master’s program prepares evaluation practitioners to positively impact local and global communities by providing high quality, effective, and holistic program evaluations. Graduates will understand the critical aspects of program management and develop the skills to advance their careers as analysts, evaluators, consultants and managers in education, public health and policy, business, non-profits, human services and government.

Important dates

  • Students start the program Fall semester

Program Features

  • 100% online
  • Five-semester curriculum, 33 credits (minimum)
  • Students have the benefit to learn anytime, anywhere
  • Individualized plan of work
  • Emphasis on highly sought-after competencies, including:
    • Diversity
    • Equity
    • Inclusion
  • Interdisciplinary courses with faculty experts in program evaluation and learning, design and technology
  • Courswork focuses on quantitative and/or qualitative methodology, with courses in Learning Design and Technology
  • Emphasis on organizational communications for both internal and external evaluations
  • Strong relationships with local partners, including expanding alumni networks
  • Robust research methods provides a strong foundation for continued graduate study


See Wayne State University Graduate School website for information about admission. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission. All undergraduate majors are acceptable.


Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EER 7410 Introduction to Program Evaluation 1
EER 7420 Culturally Responsive Program Evaluation 3
EER 7610 Evaluation and Measurement 3

Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 9
EER 7430 Organizational Theory for Evaluation 3
EER 7870 Qualitative Research I: Introduction 3
EER 7640 Fundamentals of Quantitative Research 3

Semester III

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EER 8700 Advanced Qualitative Program Evaluation 3
LDT 7145 Needs Assessment and Analysis 4

Semester IV

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EER 8720 Advanced Quantitative Program Evaluation 3
LDT 7150 Evaluation of Learning and Performance 4

Semester V

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 3
EER 8910 Practicum in Evaluation 3


Jasmine Ulmer, Ph.D.
Associate professor


Katharine Johnson
Office support administrator

Administrative & Organizational Studies
Phone: 313-577-1805

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