M.A. On Campus

Research and Evaluation Methods

12 months
1600 USD/credit 48000 USD/year
1600 USD/credit 48000 USD/year
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In today’s data-driven world, there is increasing demand for researchers with the data science skills to lead and conduct research and evaluation investigations. The M.A. in Research and Evaluation Methods program at Boston College is designed to equip you with the robust background in methodology, research design, and data analysis you’ll need to help meet that demand.


The training within the Research and Evaluation Methods program at Boston College will allow you the flexibility to work in a variety of research and evaluation fields. With a curriculum that incorporates quantitative and qualitative methods, including courses in evaluation theory and practice, you will develop strong skills in research and evaluation design, data collection and management, data analysis, report writing, and organizational communication.


As a graduate of the program, you will be prepared to work as:
  • Data analyst 
  • Research associate/analyst
  • Evaluation associate
  • Impact and learning manager
  • Institutional research officer
  • Survey specialist 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Assessment and Test Construction 
  • Interpretation and Evaluation of Research
  • Evaluation Practice and Methods
  • Intermediate Statistics 
  • Large Scale Assessment: Methods and Practice
  • Design of Qualitative Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $75
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 USD per credit during 12 months.


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