Co-Concentration in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods

Doctoral Level

Ph.D. students in any area of Psychology may propose to complete a co-concentration (similar to a minor) in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. This request will normally be considered during the student’s portfolio committee meeting. A faculty member in Evaluation must approve the request, and at least one tool or item in the student’s portfolio must be in the area of Evaluation.

If approved, students will be required to complete 16 units in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. The student’s portfolio committee must approve the specific courses that will count towards the 16-unit co-concentration. At least 8 units of coursework must be core courses. In most cases, 12 units of coursework will be core courses. These core courses are subject to the same regulations as other core courses in the student’s program, i.e. each course must be passed with a grade of “B” or higher. Thus the required courses for a co-concentration in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods will be made up of:

Core Courses (8-12 units)

Psych 315a: Theory-Driven Program Evaluation (2 units)
Psych 315b: Foundations of Evaluation (2 units)
Psych 315z: Comparative Evaluation Theory (4 units)
Psych 354b: Evaluation Procedures (4 units)

Additional Courses in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods

4 or more units for a total of 16 units