Learn to Become a Master Project Evaluator

The online MS in Measurement & Evaluation is experiential, project-oriented, and developed by industry professionals to give you current, relevant skills. The program consists of 10 courses (30 credits), each eight weeks long, concluding with a capstone course that allows you to showcase your measurement and evaluation skills in a final project. Your practical, project-oriented study will provide valuable experience in the careful planning, preparation, research, analysis and writing required for high-level evaluation.

council of top evaluation professionals from leading organizations including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Save the Children advised on the curriculum to ensure that it develops the current, relevant skill set needed today for professional success in measurement and evaluation across fields.

Employer-driven, expert-developed

Success in the workplace requires more than possessing relevant knowledge. You must also know how to communicate your ideas, work with teams, make ethical decisions, think critically, and demonstrate cross-cultural competence.

To ensure our graduates learn these skills—and more—our online MS in Measurement & Evaluation program was designed using a unique curriculum structure called the Professional Studies Experience (PSE).

The four-phase curriculum model blends professionally aligned advanced training and workplace skill-building with the standard coursework required for your Measurement & Evaluation degree. When you complete the professional skills courses, you'll be able to:

  • Examine and demonstrate the use of analytic tools, both quantitative and qualitative, to provide descriptive, predictive and prescriptive project data
  • Assess emerging trends in the global workplace and the impacts of ever-changing technologies
  • Value the importance of ethical, intercultural, and agency/client/stakeholder relationships
  • Establish professional relationships with all stakeholders by demonstrating leadership skills and using appropriate correspondence channels

With the knowledge and skills you gain in this holistic curriculum, you'll stand out as the professional employers look for.


Since 2018, American University's Office of Graduate & Professional Studies' professionally aligned online master's offered a new tuition rate. This provides more educational value and flexibility as you experience a specialized curriculum preparing you for career success.

Learn more about tuition and fees for this program.


Practicum/Professional Courses (12 credits)

Core Courses (6 credits)

Core Courses (9 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Choose 1 of the following courses:

To learn more about American University’s online MS in Measurement & Evaluation program, call 855.725.7614 to speak with an admissions representative or request more information.