Online Graduate Certificate in Evaluation and Assessment
Evaluate the effectiveness of programs, policies, personnel, products and organizations of all types and sizes with UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate in Evaluation and Assessment. Aimed at public and private-sector professionals who wish to gain expertise in this critical data-driven area, evaluation and assessment techniques apply to organizations in education, government, business, agriculture, public health, criminal justice, social services and environmental and urban planning.
Given the increasing focus on accountability and transparency in today's global economy, organizations need to measure results, ensure efficacy, analyze performance and demonstrate return on investment. Through this program, you will learn different research theories and methodologies and how to interpret results to make evidence-based decisions that impact policies and procedures.
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
- Required Courses: 4
- Electives: 1
Tuition & Fees
Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.
Spring 2024 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit
|Cost Per 3-Credit Course*
|Online Education for Ed.D. and Ph.D.
|Term Registration Fee
|Graduate Degree and Certificate Application
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
For Graduate Certificate Programs, Please Submit:
- An application
- An application fee*
- An official transcript indicating a completed bachelor's degree. If your bachelor's degree is from outside the United States, you may be required to take the TOEFL examination.
- No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs
F1 student visas are not issued for this program. Applications can be completed and submitted at any time during the year. Your application will be processed as soon as all admission materials have been received. You may apply to more than one certificate program but can only take 12 credits maximum before enrolling in an advanced degree. Learn more about specific application requirements for your program of interest.
Count Your Graduate Certificate Toward a Master's Degree
Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used toward a related graduate degree.
Graduate Program Admissions Requirements
Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before formally applying to the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.
Questions Regarding Your Graduate Application?
Email Graduate_Admissions@uml.edu or call 800-656-4723 (for U.S. students) or 978-934-2390 (for international students).
For General Assistance:
For general questions about registering for courses or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program, call 800-480-3190. Our admissions and advising teams are here to help!