Master's in Evaluation & Applied Research Online


Increased transparency and accountability in government, non profit and commercials spheres contribute to the robust employment rate for program evaluators and researchers. Students in the CGU MS in Evaluation & Applied Research program will receive the highest quality evaluation instruction, delivered through a balanced curriculum and research that emphasizes practical relevance for practicing evaluators.

Students will be trained to develop sound research methodology to analyze data and conduct research in order to reliably assess the quantitative aspects of projects and programs using current assessment tools and software. All CGU students in the Evaluation & Applied Research program are encouraged to gain practical experience through projects, internships, or jobs, often at CGU’s internationally recognized research centers and affiliates such as the Claremont Evaluation Center or the Health Psychology and Prevention Science Institute.

Graduates of the MSEVAL program can serve as staff or consultant evaluators for assessment or accreditation bodies; support the effective, efficient management of not-for-profit institutions; evaluate government programs; and inform practice and policy decisions in any educational institution—K-12 or higher education—they may be working in.

The program is designed to prepare students for positions in evaluation, testing, or research units in schools or non-school organizations.

Graduates of the MS Evaluation & Applied Research are qualified to pursue employment in the following areas*:

  • Program Design and Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research and Evaluation Design Consultation
  • Research and Evaluation Proposal Consultation and Evaluation
  • Human Resource Evaluation
  • Organizational Evaluation
  • Needs Assessments
  • Applied Research in Organizational, Behavioral, and Social Sciences
  • Organizational Effectiveness Research
  • Human Resource and Organizational Development
  • Training and Development
  • Management Consulting

*Employment outcomes are meant to be examples and are not guaranteed