FAQ: Graduate Certification in Project Monitoring and Evaluation

How is this certificate program different from others?
Most similar courses are not certificate programs, nor are they typically offered from an accredited university. Our program offers project monitoring courses and more in-depth content to arm you with the tools needs to be an M&E expert.

What are the academic admission requirements for the online graduate certificate in M&E?
You must have a bachelor’s degree and a 3.0 average GPA is recommended.

Do I need experience in monitoring & evaluation to participate?
No, this course will provide you with the skills you need to have for monitoring and evaluation.

How long will it take to complete my program?
The certificate can be completed in as little as 10 months.

Is there a Master’s degree available in M&E?
American University offers a 36-credit online Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation.

What documents are required when applying?
The required application documents include:

  • A completed application
  • Phone Interview with Admissions Advisor
  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation, which may be from former professors as well as current or former employers
  • Transcripts from previous undergraduate and relevant graduate coursework (If a degree was earned outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluated transcript is required.)

When is the deadline for application?
Our application deadline will change depending on which to semester you are applying for. Please contact our online admissions staff for a specific timeline your application file needs to be fully submitted.

Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is not available for the Graduate Certificate program.

Do I need to take the courses in a certain order?
Yes, the M&E courses build on each other.

Is this course offered on campus?
No. This is an exclusive program being offered online.

Will I be able to take advantage of the same resources as on-campus students do?
Yes, online students are encouraged to obtain a Student ID and take advantage of all of the same resources as our on-campus students.

To learn more about American University’s online Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation, request more information or call us toll free at 855-725-7614.