Earn a Certificate in Evaluation from a top-tier graduate university—from anywhere in the world.

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation equips you with advanced methodologies for conducting evaluation at the intersection of theory and practice, emphasizing on-the-ground practice. In intimate cohorts with a favorable student-faculty ratio, you can build and renew your skills in the rapidly expanding field of evaluation. The certificate of advanced study in evaluation program covers the five key areas of professional evaluation:

  1. Reflective practice
  2. Technical practice
  3. Situational practice
  4. Management practice
  5. Interpersonal practice

The program culminates with a practicum experience tailored to your current practice or research interests. Whether you’re seeking to enhance your performance in your current occupation or are looking to develop new career opportunities, this concentration meets your needs with state-of-the-art training in evaluation theory, methods, practice, and research.

Program Highlights
  • Non-Residential Certificate Program in Evaluation–The Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (DBOS) offers select applicants admission to our high-quality, competency-based certificate program, which can be completed from anywhere in the world.
  • Live Online and Conference Call Training Sessions–Discuss evaluation theory, practice, and methods with some of the most accomplished thought leaders in the field.
  • Accreditation–Claremont Graduate University is one of the only fully accredited universities to offer a certificate of advanced study in evaluation.
Faculty & Research
  • Stewart I. Donaldson profile image

    Stewart I. Donaldson

    Distinguished University Professor
    Executive Director, Claremont Evaluation Center
    Director, The Evaluators' Institute (TEI)

    Research Interests

    Positive Psychology, Positive Organizational & Community Development, Optimal Health & Well-Being

    Affiliated with

    Claremont Evaluation Center

    The Evaluators’ Institute

  • Michael Scriven profile image

    Michael Scriven

    Distinguished Professor

    Research Interests

    Philosophy, Mathematics, Evaluation methodologies, Critical thinking, Technology studies, Computer studies

  • Tarek Azzam profile image

    Tarek Azzam

    Senior Visiting Fellow

    Research Interests

    Social Research and Methodologies, Policy & Program Evaluations, Data Visualization and Evaluation

Extended Faculty

Christina Christie

University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Applied evaluation research studies, research on evaluation practice, theoretical analysis


Rebecca Eddy

Cobblestone Applied Research & Evaluation, Inc.

Research Interests

Applied research and program evaluation in education

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Matthew Gold

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-7498 (Direct)
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E: matthew.gold@cgu.edu