24 months
15960 USD/year
15960 USD/year
10908 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Evaluation Studies (ES) track program from University of Minnesota prepares you with the professional experience and the theoretical knowledge for a career in program evaluation.


In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Frame and conceptualize organizational issues,
  • Assess the performance of public and nonprofit programs, and
  • Apply advanced techniques in evaluation and measurements in order to get actionable and reliable results.


Evaluation professionals bring a sophisticated toolkit of methods and models to help organizations understand what is happening in their programs and what could happen. Through organizational partnerships, you will work in real-life evaluation cases and get hands-on experience while in your program. 

With a master’s degree in Evaluation Studies from University of Minnesota, you will be able to provide specialized knowledge and skills to all kinds of professional settings, including education, governance, health care, industry, non-profits, and NGOs.

  • Program evaluator
  • Program manager
  • Program specialist
  • Program developer
  • Organizational development specialist
  • Trainer or research manager
  • Adjunct instructor
  • Behavioral scientist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Methods of Evaluation
  • Theory and Models of Evaluation
  • Principles and Methods of Evaluation
  • Cost and Economic Analysis in Educational Evaluation
  • Theory and Models of Evaluation
  • Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH
  • Plan A (31-32 credits)
  • Plan B (30-32 credits)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee: International ($95.00) / U.S. citizen/permanent resident ($75.00)
  • Transcripts
  • GRE Scores
  • Applicant Statements
  • Two letters of recommendation required
  • English Language Test Scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • Common Ground Consortium Fellowship (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15960 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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