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Online Master’s in Evaluation & Applied Research

CGU’s Online MS in Evaluation and Applied Research program is designed with input from with the acclaimed Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC)—is tailored for students with an interest or some experience in evaluation and research. The MSEVAL program will:

  • Emphasize functional relevance for practicing evaluators through a well-rounded curriculum.
  • Prepare students for demanding careers in policy and management with a foundation in state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and methodologies.
  • Train students to develop sound research methodology and to use this methodology to analyze data and conduct research in order to reliably assess the quantitative and qualitative aspects of projects and programs using current assessment tools and software.

Theory-driven Evaluation Science

EVAL 310

This course provides an in-depth understanding of theory-driven evaluation science, with special emphasis on the foundations of evaluation theory and practice; how to use evaluation, program, and social science theory to improve evaluation practice; how to engage diverse stakeholders in the process of developing logic models and theories of change; and how to design comprehensive, tailored, ethically defensible, and culturally responsive theory-driven evaluations.

Evaluation & Applied Research Methods: A Survey of Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

EVAL 315

This survey course provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, research and evaluation design, and applied social science research topics such as sampling, measurement, validity, reliability, and related threats. The course also explores specific data collection strategies, meta-evaluation, communication, and reporting findings.


New Scholarships Available for Online Students*

  • Provost Scholar Award: CGU will provide at least one full tuition award to highly qualified admitted applicants into the inaugural Fall 2018 online cohort.
  • $15,000 Inaugural Cohort Scholarships: All admitted applicants into the inaugural Fall 2018 online cohort will qualify for a $15,000 CGU scholarship.

Please submit your application by July 25 to be eligible for the Provost Scholar Award and Inaugural Cohort Scholarships.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Bachelor degree transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)

The Masters in Evaluation and Applied Research program is fully online and designed to allow you to work while you earn your degree. The MSEVAL can be completed in as few as 1 year (full-time) or 1.5 years (part-time).

Tiffany Berry

Tiffany Berry

Research Associate Professor

Tiffany Berry is a research associate professor in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences. She is a core faculty member in two concentrations: Positive Developmental Psychology and Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. She regularly teaches and provides research supervision to master’s and doctoral students in both concentrations. In addition, she is an active educational program evaluator and associate director at the Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC) at CGU.

Research Interests

Educational program evaluation, K–12 educational curricula, After-school programs, Comprehensive school reform

About CGU

Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is an independent institution of higher education devoted entirely to graduate study.

Through our new online learning format, CGU’s specialized master’s degree programs and renowned faculty are now accessible to a broader community of students seeking a rigorous and relevant graduate degree.

Students earning their master’s degrees online from CGU will learn from the same professors who teach on campus; faculty members recognized as experts in their fields.

Small class sizes and weekly required virtual synchronous sessions allow you, as an online student, to engage, collaborate, and learn from your professors and classmates in a meaningful way that is designed to enhance your learning outcomes and lead to a purposeful career. Meet your professors and peers via webcam and engage in real-time discussions. There are even virtual breakout rooms for one-on-one meetings and group projects.

With an accomplished alumni network of more than 22,000 members internationally, as a CGU graduate, you will have the knowledge and connections to advance your career while making an impact on the world.

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