Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

This Advanced Certificate provides training in assessing the effectiveness of funded, programmatic, and policy interventions. The curriculum is designed for evaluation researchers, social and community service managers, management analysts, and survey researchers, as well as policy professionals in domestic and international settings who are tasked with developing, funding, selecting, or assessing social programs.

As a result of the program, you’ll not only understand critical aspects of impacts in policy research, empirical methods, data analysis, and survey methods, but also walk away with the skills you need to work in government and nonprofit settings in roles examining the efficacy of policy interventions.


Admission to the Advanced Certificate program requires the following:

  • Online Application
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee

Admission is selective and based on the applicant's prior academic record and professional achievements. Advanced Certificate candidates are not eligible for scholarship. For more information, please contact

Due to constraints relevant to US immigration regulations, applicants who will need an F-1 or J-1 student visa are not eligible to apply to certificate programs.

Students currently enrolled in a Wagner degree program cannot be admitted to nor simultaneously enrolled in a Wagner Advanced Certificate program.

See Advanced Certificate and Non-Degree Application Checklist for additional admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.