Evaluation & Applied Research Methods equips you to conduct research-based evaluation in a range of professional settings, from federal health agencies to philanthropic foundations, academia, and more.
CGU’s Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences is a globally recognized leader in evaluation and applied research methods for real-world settings. Here, you’ll receive expert training in one of the preeminent evaluation programs in the country. You’ll embark on a lifetime of meaningful scholarship and practice as you participate in leading research with highly regarded faculty-scholars, including leading evaluation expert Michael Scriven, recipient of the American Evaluation Association’s Lazarsfeld Medal for contributions to evaluation theory. Our graduates emerge prepared for top leadership positions in evaluation and applied science in government, business, health care, and consulting, and at major universities across the globe.
- All graduate students in Evaluation & Applied Research Methods are encouraged to gain practical experience through projects, internships, or jobs, often at CGU’s research centers and affiliates, such as the Claremont Evaluation Center or the Health Psychology and Prevention Science Institute.
- CGU’s Evaluators’ Institute is an internationally recognized and respected provider of high-quality evaluation instruction, which is delivered through a balanced curriculum and research that emphasizes practical relevance for practicing evaluators.
- We have a generous transfer-of-units policy for students who have already earned a master’s degree from another institution. If applying for a PhD, you may transfer up to 24 units of relevant coursework and a master’s thesis.
- All Evaluation students who request financial aid receive fellowships. DBOS also regularly hires students for paid research positions and teaching assistantships.