Develop Essential Analytical and Strategic Planning Capabilities
Learn how to evaluate and assess the effectiveness and outcomes 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, the program is available online — making it convenient, affordable and accessible for students throughout New England and beyond.
In contrast to similar programs that concentrate solely on evaluation, UMass Lowell’s certificate program focuses on both evaluation and assessment — providing a broader foundational knowledge of the principles and best practices of this growing field. In addition, the program allows you to customize your learning experience by offering multiple elective courses to fulfill certificate requirements.
Given the increasing focus on accountability and transparency in today’s global economy, it is important for every type of organization to measure results, ensure efficacy, analyze performance and demonstrate return-on-investment. Students who enroll in UMass Lowell’s Evaluation and Assessment Graduate Certificate program will gain knowledge about different research theories and methodologies, and learn how to analyze results to make evidence-based decisions that impact policies and procedures.