The MA in Program Design & Evaluation is a research in social change degree. This MA provides graduate-level education for students and community partners across sectors who seek to advance and study solutions related to the “grand challenges” or “wicked problems” of our time.
The fully online program will equip students with knowledge and skills to design and implement community-focused and research-based solutions to problems situated in social systems, and to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of those solutions.
The degree is designed for currently employed professionals and students; with 7.5 week cycles leading to a completed degree within 24 months. Students will immerse in the process of identifying, understanding, and researching key problems of our time with focus on creating viable, sustainable solutions and examining evidence of impact.
This research in social change degree program is designed to provide students with transferrable skills applicable across industry sectors, populations, and challenges or problems. Students will gain cross-cultural competencies, community engagement skills and applied experience while establishing competency in evidence-based problem identification, solution development, monitoring and evaluation and translation of results for program and policy evolution.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ mission is to advance research on people, engage new generations of scholars in the process of discovery through undergraduate and graduate teaching, and share discoveries with the community through public education and outreach.
SBS is home to twenty-one schools, departments, research units, and outreach centers, and our programs are some of the most highly ranked in the country, with a collective research prominence rivaling that of the best public higher education institutions in the country. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is proud to serve a vital function in the State of Arizona as well as in the Southwest and US more broadly.
The program is housed in the Human Rights Practice Programs (HRTS) within SBS.
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Arizona Online - Online
Admissions Contacts for this Program
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Beth Meyersonm email@example.com 520-626-5908
Graduate Studies Coordinator: Ms. Nikole Justvig GC-SIROW@arizona.edu (520) 621-3839
Admissions requirements are consistent with UA online MA or MS degrees. No specific coursework is required for admissions. A 3.0 grade point average is required for the MA degree admissions. No specific coursework is required. For additional UArizona Graduate Admissions requirements, go to https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions
Admissions requirements are consistent with UA online MA or MS degrees. For additional UArizona Graduate Admissions requirements, go to https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Students will complete five foundation courses (15 credits). Students will also take in any order 4 additional courses with 2 required courses and 2 electives (12 credits), followed by a required 3-credit capstone.
Other Required Courses
Elective Courses (pick 2)
No additional requirements
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.