Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Public Policy and Program Evaluation

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:School of Public Policy and Administration
Degree:Post-diploma; Online
Field of Study:Public Policy Analysis
Course Based:Yes
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,275
National: $8,691

Cost shown is for the 2019-2020 academic year.


The need for evaluators who are able to work in domestic governments, international development agencies, consulting firms, business and non-profits is growing as pressure to demonstrate policy and program performance and impact is increasing. Carleton;s accredited Public Policy and Program Evaluation diploma prepares students for roles as evaluators and as managers of evaluation. The program prepares students to understand the various approaches and traditions of evaluation, methodologies and techniques within each of these, and to think critically about evaluation use and design. You will better understand where evaluation fits in the broader contexts of public policy, strategic management and accountability and appreciate how to make more effective use of evaluation. Students may apply up to four of the six diploma courses toward an application to the Master of Public Policy and Administration.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* 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 September 01, 2022