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Evaluation (GDE)

The Graduate Diploma 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, and work with a client to develop and execute an evaluation.

Note: We are not admitting students directly into the Graduate Diploma in Evaluation. All students interested in this program should first apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Evaluation program.

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

Quick facts

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


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
  • provide students with a hands-on understanding of the application of evaluation methodologies in an actual evaluation project by working with a client to complete a practical, useable evaluation

Find a supervisor

Although you’re not required to find a supervisor before applying to our diploma program, during your studies in your Graduate Certificate in Evaluation you will be expected to be familiar with School of Public Administration faculty contacts and review potential supervisors.

When you are admitted to the diploma program, we will connect you to a supervisor based on the area of research topic for your evaluation project.

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