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Advanced evaluation practice for societal impact.

The Doctor of Evaluation Practice (D.Eval) program is designed to meet the critical demand for skilled evaluators who can address pressing societal issues in industries like education, public health, healthcare, human services, philanthropic foundations, community-based non-profits, technology, organizational development, international development, and government. Created for working professionals, the D.Eval program integrates evaluation theory and practice with data analytics, communication, leadership, and project management to prepare you for high level roles in evaluation firms, evaluation departments in foundations and other large organizations, state/local governments, and non-profit or for-profit organizations.

Program Benefits

Our D.Eval program prepares you to stand out in your field with hands-on projects, collaboration with industry professionals, and an emphasis on cultural responsivity and ethical leadership. This degree builds on our long tradition of high-quality evaluation training, integrating theory, practice, and data analytics that are most relevant for today’s evaluation landscape. You will be trained as a scholar-practitioner that applies research to real-world programs that seek to transform society for the better.

Program Highlights

Career Paths

Graduates of this program will be ready to excel in diverse sectors including education, healthcare, government, non-profit and for-profit organizations, international development, and as independent evaluation consultants, addressing critical societal challenges through impactful evaluation practice. Common job titles may include Director of Program Evaluation, Director of Research & Evaluation, Director of Organizational Learning, Chief Impact Officer, Government Researcher, International Development Evaluator, and Evaluation Consultant.

Ideal Candidates

Our D.Eval program is designed for:

Program At a Glance

UNITS
72 units (students can transfer up to 24 units)

PROGRAM MODALITY
Online

PROGRAM LENGTH*
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: 4-6 years

DEGREE AWARDED
Doctor of Evaluation (D.Eval)

PROGRAM ENTRY
Fall

*Program completion times may vary depending on course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Please see the State Authorization page for availability of our online programs in the US.

Curriculum

The D.Eval curriculum integrates the highest level of training in evaluation with transdisciplinary courses in consulting, interpersonal communication, and project management. The coursework builds on the practical evaluation modules and workshops offered through The Evaluator’s Institute at CGU, a leading provider of professional training and certificates in evaluation.

Additionally, you will create a practice-based portfolio to showcase your skills through hands-on projects like conference presentations and training workshops.

The D.Eval program culminates in a personalized capstone dissertation, typically from an area of interest in your professional field, that develops critical thinking, meta-evaluation, and systematic integration skills.

Degree Requirements

Coursework

Practicum

You will create a practice-based portfolio to showcase your skills through hands-on projects like conference presentations and training workshops.

Capstone

The D.Eval program culminates in a personalized capstone dissertation, typically from an area of interest in your professional field, that develops critical thinking, meta-evaluation, and systematic integration skills.

Competencies & Learning Outcomes

Faculty & Research

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Regina Burch

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-9421
E: regina.burch@cgu.edu