Evaluation of Public Health Programs

This certificate program is designed to link the University and community in practical applied evaluation initiatives at the community level. As a student in this program you will:

  • Acquire skills to participate in various types of evaluation projects in the public health arena.
  • Work on an evaluation project managed by an expert in the field of program evaluation.

Academic Requirements

15 credits is required, including a 3-credit applied evaluation internship experience under the supervision of the certificate program director and in collaboration with a community preceptor.

Required Courses

  • BCHS 2525 Introduction to Applied Research
  • BCHS 2558 Health Program Evaluation
  • BCHS 2503 Practicum

Select Electives

  • BCHS 3002 Health Survey Methods
  • BCHS 3007 Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods
  • BCHS 3055 Community Development and Focus Groups, Preparation, Facilitation, and Application

Note: master's students will choose six credits of electives, but are not limited to those above. Additional elective options from both inside and outside the department are updated each year.

Doctoral students must choose one of the following courses:

  • BCHS 3003 Seminar in Advanced Evaluation Techniques
  • BCHS 2511 Independent Study (with approval of the certificate director)


Admissions decisions will be made by the MPH program director and committee in conjunction with the director and co-director of the certificate program.

How to Apply

This program is managed by the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.