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    Sep 22, 2023  
American University Catalog 2015-2016 
American University Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Project Monitoring and Evaluation (Graduate Certificate)

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Offered by the School of Professional and Extended Studies , the four-course Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) equips participants with the technical skills necessary to design and implement project based M&E, focusing on donor-funded projects, particularly those serving the needs of developing countries, transitioning societies and emerging economies. This in-depth program follows the project cycle, from M&E plans within a proposal, to mid-term, final, and impact evaluations (input evaluation, process evaluation, outcome evaluation, and impact evaluation). The certificate also provides qualitative and quantitative technical skills for M&E; comparisons of differing donor requirements and approaches; and knowledge of project finance issues as they relate to M&E. Although the certificate would be useful to anyone managing donor-funded programs in the nonprofit sector, the program is meant to target the unique set of M&E circumstances and challenges surrounding internationally funded projects in developing countries, emerging economies, and transitioning society contexts.

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Certificate Requirements

  • 12 credit hours of approved graduate coursework with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit.

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