Program Evaluation and Assessment
The Master of Arts in Program Evaluation and Assessment is designed to prepare students for positions in assessment and evaluation particularly in educational settings or healthcare organizations. With an increasing emphasis on accountability, the demand for assessment and program evaluation is high in many fields. The curriculum will provide students with the knowledge and experience to 1: understand theories, issues, and approaches in assessment and program evaluation, 2: develop and administer formative and summative assessments and evaluation instruments, and 3: analyze and interpret assessment or evaluation results for evidence-based decision making. Students in this program will develop these skills and knowledge with a choice of a concentration in either education or health.
The UM-Dearborn MA in Program Evaluation and Assessment is differentiated from other Michigan institutions in that it uniquely combines assessment and program evaluation with a concentration in either education or health. The program will develop leaders who understand how issues of assessment and evaluation impact both schools and communities. Graduates will be equipped to handle the complexities of research design encountered in evaluations in institutional/organizational settings.
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Program Evaluation and Assessment program will become proficient in:
1. Designing and implementing formative and summative evaluations
2. Applying evaluation theory and diverse approaches in places of practice
3. Gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and using multiple data sources to make data-evidenced decisions
4. Understanding the types of requests from stakeholders in both formal and informal settings to know how to use a range of evaluation methods for assessing and furthering organizational goals
Students must submit the follow items with their application. The GRE is not required for admission to this program. The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
- Three professional letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
Students will be invited to participate in a group interview after their initial application materials have been reviewed.
Transfer of Credit
A limit of six (6) credit hours can be transferred from a non-University of Michigan school and 15 credit hours of University of Michigan credit that are applicable to the program of study and approved by the program coordinator. Only graduate course credit hours with a grade of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 point scale) and earned in the five year period prior to acceptance into the program will be considered for transfer. Transfer credits may be requested only after admission to the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program and successful completion of eight (8) credit hours of letter-graded program coursework. A Request for Transfer of Credit form and official course descriptions and course syllabi must be submitted. Non-letter grades, e.g. pass-fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory are not eligible for transfer credit. Courses cannot be transferred for credit if: a) they were not graduate level courses; b) they were already applied in whole or in part toward a degree; c) they were taken more than five years before beginning the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis; or d) a grade below B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) was earned. Enrolled students must obtain prior approval of the program coordinator to elect classes off campus.
All coursework toward the master's degree must be completed within five (5) consecutive years from the date of first enrollment in the Graduate School.
The Master of Arts in Program Evaluation and Assessment is a 30 credit hour degree program. A minimum cumulative GPA of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained to continue enrollment in the program. The program requires successful completion of the following courses:
|Required Core Coursework (select courses for 18-19 credit hours)||18-19|
|EDB 583||Program Evaluation||3|
|or HHS 506||Program Evaluation|
|EDC 616||Needs Assessment||3|
|EDC 620||Survey Research and Design||3|
|EDK 500||Intro to Research in Education||3|
|EDK 623||Quantitative Research Methods||3-4|
|or HPS 510||Quantitative Research|
|EDK 625||Qualitative Research Seminar||3|
|SELECT ONE AREA OF FOCUS|
|Area of Focus: Education (select courses for 11-12 credit hours):|
|EDC 505||Adult Lrning:Theory & Practice||3|
|EDC 545||Develop Assess of Young Child||3|
|EDC 555||Assmt: Sec Lang Learning K-12||2|
|EDC 556||Learning & Classrm Assessment||3|
|EDC 560||Rdg:Diag/Assessment Tech K-12||3|
|EDC 630||Portfolio and Performance||3|
|EDC 645||Transdisc Appr: Assess/Collab||3|
|EDN 503||Assessment of the Learner||3|
|Area of Focus: Health (select courses for 12 credit hours)|
|HIT 500||Economics of Healthcare||3|
|HIT 510||Management of Healthcare Data||3|
|HIT 520||Clinical & Evidence Based Med||3|
|HPS 512||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|HPS 556||Health Care and the Law||3|
|HPS 548||Comparative Health Care System||3|
|STAT 530||Applied Regression Analysis 1||3|
STAT 530 requires an undergraduate course in statistics