Since the late 1960s, the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University has been a leader in providing graduate education in evaluation and applied research methods for "real world" settings. Many of our more than 1000 alumni with graduate degrees from DBOS hold major positions in evaluation and applied research in government, business, health care, consulting, community settings, and at major universities across the globe.
We offer a Ph.D. concentration in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. This program prepares students for top leadership positions in evaluation and applied science. We have a very generous transfer-of-units policy for students who have already earned a Master's degree from another institution. That is, if you are applying for a Ph.D. degree you may transfer up to 24 units of relevant coursework and a Master's Thesis.
We also offer several dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with other Schools at CGU, such as the M.B.A./M.A. or the M.B.A./Ph.D. program with the Drucker School of Management, and the Master's of Public Health/M.A. with the School of Community and Global Health.
Non-Residential Certificate Program in Evaluation
DBOS offers select applicants a high-quality, competency-based certificate program, which can be completed from anywhere in the world. Follow this link for details about our evaluation certificate program.
DBOS offers professional development workshops in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods for those seeking continuing education. We regularly sponsor and organize symposia that bring together leading experts from around the world to discuss cutting edge topics in applied psychological science.
A panel of internationally recognized scholars debate "What Constitutes Credible Evidence in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods". (From left to right: Michael Scriven, Gary Henry, Leonard Bickman, Sandra Mathison, Jennifer Greene, Thomas Schwandt, and Sharon Rallis.)
We currently have over 150 students engaged in evaluation through their classes, projects, and work. Some are working on evaluation as their primary area of study, others are working on their M.A. co-concentration in evaluation, and others are working on evaluations as part of their Ph.D. studies.
Generous gifts to Claremont Graduate University have made it possible for us to realize our mission of making high-quality graduate education more accessible to a diverse group of students. We are happy to report that all evaluation students who request financial aid receive fellowships. In addition, significant increases in faculty research funding have resulted in a substantial increase in the number of stipends and the amount of tuition remission support we are able to provide. DBOS also regularly hires students for paid teaching assistantships. The CGU Office of Student Financingassists students with finding work study positions, private scholarships, and government loans. At the time a student is offered admission to one of our graduate programs, DBOS faculty contact students to discuss the details of their financial aid package.
For More Information
Advanced CGU graduate students and faculty would be happy to provide you with more information about the field and career opportunities in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. To make a phone appointment or to arrange a visit to campus, please call or e-mail us at (909) 607-7151 or Kristen.Ahn@cgu.edu.