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Evaluation (GCE)

The Graduate Certificate in Evaluation program is perfect for new or mid-career professional evaluators. You’ll build knowledge and skills to become an expert in evaluation and performance measurement.

Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
1-2 years No No

Quick facts

Program options:
Certificate
Study options:
Part-time study
Program delivery:
Online

Outcomes

Students in this program will:

  • build knowledge and skills in essential methodologies, theoretical approaches and applications in evaluation and performance measurement
  • apply a working knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies
  • build the evaluator competencies identified by the Canadian Evaluation Society as part of professionalizing evaluation practice in Canada
  • build an understanding of the role that economic analysis plays in evaluation, including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis

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Application deadlines

September entry – apply by March 31

September entry – apply by March 31

Admission requirements

  • Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution recognized by UVic
  • Equivalent of a minimum B (5.0 GPA) average in the final two years of your degree
  • Completion of a course in research design or research methods

If your first language is not English, you must provide proof of language proficiency. Learn more about language requirements, including allowable exemptions and tests.

Review our general admission requirements for more information.

Program specific requirements

As part of your application for the Graduate Certificate in Evaluation, you must submit:

  • Names and email addresses of at least two academic referees. They may also submit a letter with the assessment to strengthen your application. If it has been over five years since you last attended a post-secondary institution, you may include three professional references from work-related supervisors instead of academic referees. Professional references will be required to submit a letter only and will not be asked to submit an assessment report. You’ll be asked for the name and email addresses of your referees during the online application process and the Graduate Admissions office will contact them.
  • official copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  • a current professional resumé
  • any other evidence of suitability for admission that you feel is relevant (e.g., academic records from non-degree courses)
  • a letter of intent explaining why you’re interested in this program and how it relates to your career plans, personal values and goals
  • your official GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) scores if you don’t have a Canadian undergraduate degree
  • Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution recognized by UVic
  • Equivalent of a minimum B (5.0 GPA) average in the final two years of your degree
  • Completion of a course in research design or research methods

If your first language is not English, you must provide proof of language proficiency. Learn more about language requirements, including allowable exemptions and tests.

Review our general admission requirements for more information.

Program specific requirements

As part of your application for the Graduate Certificate in Evaluation, you must submit:

  • Names and email addresses of at least two academic referees. They may also submit a letter with the assessment to strengthen your application. If it has been over five years since you last attended a post-secondary institution, you may include three professional references from work-related supervisors instead of academic referees. Professional references will be required to submit a letter only and will not be asked to submit an assessment report. You’ll be asked for the name and email addresses of your referees during the online application process and the Graduate Admissions office will contact them.
  • official copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  • a current professional resumé
  • any other evidence of suitability for admission that you feel is relevant (e.g., academic records from non-degree courses)
  • a letter of intent explaining why you’re interested in this program and how it relates to your career plans, personal values and goals
  • your official GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) scores if you don’t have a Canadian undergraduate degree

Completion requirements

View the minimum course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Evaluation program.

View the minimum course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Evaluation program.

Funding & aid

Graduate students registered in full-time programs are automatically considered for a fellowship. This is based on a qualifying GPA.

Individual award amounts may vary depending on the program.

UVic Fellowship Awards

  • Up to $17,500 per year (master's)
  • Up to $20,000 per year (PhD)

UVic Graduate Awards

  • Up to $10,000 per year (master's and PhD)

Eligibility

  • The minimum requirement for funding consideration is a A- average on the last two years of course work
  • Full-time registration (3.0 units) for UVic Fellowship holders and at least part-time registration (1.5 units) for UVic Graduate Award holders
  • Full-time registration for students registered with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is 1.5 units

You can also join the co-op program or work as a research or teaching assistant.

Funding opportunities

Graduate students registered in full-time programs are automatically considered for a fellowship. This is based on a qualifying GPA.

Individual award amounts may vary depending on the program.

UVic Fellowship Awards

  • Up to $17,500 per year (master's)
  • Up to $20,000 per year (PhD)

UVic Graduate Awards

  • Up to $10,000 per year (master's and PhD)

Eligibility

  • The minimum requirement for funding consideration is a A- average on the last two years of course work
  • Full-time registration (3.0 units) for UVic Fellowship holders and at least part-time registration (1.5 units) for UVic Graduate Award holders
  • Full-time registration for students registered with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is 1.5 units

You can also join the co-op program or work as a research or teaching assistant.

Funding opportunities

Tuition & fees

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