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Acquire the skills needed to help organizations gather and use data to improve quality and understand impact.
Degree Type Certificate
Careers and Salary Career Outcomes
Delivery Online

UW-Stout's Certificate in Evaluation Studies offers you online course flexibility to start or advance your career as an Evaluation Specialist, Assessment Coordinator, Data Analyst, Research Associate, Healthcare Analyst, Market Analyst, Institutional Researcher and many other positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. The American Evaluation Association maintains a current listing of positions relevant to the knowledge and skills developed through this certificate program.

Our comprehensive program will provide you with a foundation in: 

  • Theories of evaluation
  • Professional and ethical considerations
  • Project management
  • Data collection
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Team and client communication
  • Report development

The capstone practicum course provides real world experience.

Set your own pace and gain valuable expertise. The online certificate courses are offered concurrently and can be taken in any order. Credits earned can be applied toward UW-Stout's Master of Science in Applied Psychology.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills.
Required Courses

Student Testimonial

"The course (720) was initially incredibly challenging to me, but as soon as I was able to recognize and appreciate the nuanced similarities between my current profession and civilian evaluation studies it became so much "easier" to traverse through. I firmly believe that this courses content delivery system (modules w/ flexible due dates) is a significant advantage, and I have recommended that this course be taken to many of my colleagues who work within both the military and the public school system.” 

- Stephen Buhrmann

UW-Stout offers professional development certificate programs in addition to its traditional majors and minors to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain additional knowledge and skills needed for personal growth and professional advancement.

While not a substitute for a degree or diploma, the certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills or to update their knowledge and skills in a specific area. Typically, a certificate is earned by completing a set of limited, well-defined learning outcomes focused on new or emerging processes or new knowledge and principles applied to practical problems or issues.

Students may enroll in the certificates as a stand-alone program or in addition to their undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] major. Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level [G] certificate programs.

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