The Graduate Certificate in Evaluation provides an opportunity for graduate students and other professionals to gain a working understanding of contemporary evaluation theory and practice; tools and techniques used in evaluation; standards of quality for professional evaluation practice; evaluation ethics; appropriate evaluation uses; and impact of evaluation on decision making. The certificate is designed to prepare professionals for staff positions in evaluation, in schools or non-school organizations. Participants will be immersed in diverse real-world learning experiences from the beginning of the certificate that meet their specific interest and needs.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in upper-division undergraduate coursework.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


13 credit hours (minimum)

EDG 6931 - Foundations of Applied Evaluation (3)
EDF 6941 - Practicum in Measurement, Evaluation and Research (3)
EDG 7931 - Metaevaluation (4)


Select one course

EDF 7477 - Qualitative Research in Education (3)
EDF 6481 - Foundations of Educational Research (3)
EDF 6407 - Statistic Analysis for Educational Research I (4)
EDF 6432 - Foundations of Measurement (3)


Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.



Liliana Rodriguez-Campos
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Jody Duke
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