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Public and Nonprofit Evaluation

Graduate Certificate

The IU Online Public and Nonprofit Evaluation Graduate Certificate offers instruction in a range of competencies and research methods to evaluate programs, projects, policies and services of organizations in the public and nonprofit world.

As a student in this program, you learn to investigate what makes programming effective and valuable in an organization. You learn to take an evidence-based approach in determining the effectiveness of programs and services. You gain skills that prepare you for a career in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Evaluation, you must complete a total of 15 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (9 credit hours)
  • Electives (6 credit hours)


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor’s degree
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  1. Unofficial transcripts
  2. Resume
  3. Two references
  4. Personal statement
  5. GRE and GMAT scores (optional)
  6. TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)



SPEA-P 562Public Program Evaluation3 Credits
SPEA-V 550Research Methods in Public Affairs3 Credits
SPEA-V 506Statistical Analysis for Public Affairs3 Credits


SPEA-P 507Data Analysis & Modeling for Public Affairs3 Credits
SPEA-M 602Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations3 Credits
SPEA-N 525Management in the Nonprofit Sector3 Credits
SPEA-M 561Public Human Resources Management3 Credits
SPEA-V 502Public Management3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $687.90
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2063.70

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1404.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4212.00
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