University of Victoria - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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University of Victoria - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Post-diploma; Online
Field of Study:Public Policy Analysis
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


If you are entering a career as an evaluator, or are a mid-career professional working in the evaluation field, the Graduate Diploma in Evaluation is designed for you. The diploma 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; are designed to 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; offer an opportunity to acquire more advanced knowledge and skills that relate econometric applications to evaluation; and provide students who complete the diploma 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, usable evaluation. The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) has implemented a credentialing process that will make it possible for persons interested in acquiring a professional evaluator designation to combine education, training, and experience to become a Credentialed Evaluator.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent from another country) from an accredited and recognized institution with a grade point average of 5.0 (B) in the last two years leading to the undergraduate degree.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 18, 2022