The Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation Program was started in 1998 by Drs. Michael Scriven and Stewart Donaldson as a traditional, residential program. In recent years, we have expanded the offerings and program to accommodate students working and living outside of the local area. We are now accepting applications for our non-residential, competency based, Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation for fall 2013 and spring 2014.
Claremont Graduate University has more than 30 years of experience providing graduate education in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. CGU's program has grown to be one of the largest graduate programs in the world focused on Evaluation Science. We currently provide a wide range of graduate courses, professional development workshops, directed readings, tutorials, internships and field placements, and faculty-supervised practicum in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods.
Satisfactory performance on various combinations of these offerings can lead to a Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, or a Professional Certificate in Evaluation. Units earned in the non-residential Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation may be immediately applied towards a Master’s or Doctoral Degree if admitted to our residential programs.
All of our degree programs are reviewed and approved by various Academic Standards Committees. Claremont Graduate University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).