Organizational Evaluation Certificate

About the Organizational Evaluation Program at Loyola

Possessing strong program evaluation skills is key to growing an organization and improving its services. The Loyola University Chicago Organizational Evaluation Certificate program will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to promote organizational learning and development in various contexts.

This certificate is ideal for professionals who want to champion positive change in schools, school districts, or nonprofit organizations. If you want to become a change agent and help organizations grow, this certificate in organizational learning and development can help you achieve your goals.

Program Structure

The Organizational Evaluation Certificate is a part-time, five-course program. Classes are (synchronous online and in-person) are mainly held weekday evenings, with the in-person classes taking place at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, conveniently located off the Red Line in the heart of Chicago. The majority of the courses are offered online.

Why Choose Loyola for Your Organizational Evaluation Certificate?

Loyola's certificate program provides a solid foundation in evaluation as a field of professional practice. Here, you will learn all aspects of systemic inquiry and quantitative and qualitative research practices applicable to program evaluation. You will also reflect on research practices and findings, thereby developing critical thinking skills and growing as an organizational researcher.

A rigorous, yet manageable curriculum

Learn best practices in research and organizational program evaluation through five courses that are tailored to your interests and career goals.

Learn from practiced professionals who will support you at every stage of the program. Our faculty have extensive experience in data collection, research methods, organizational learning and development, educational research, and more.

Complete core courses in evaluation and research, then choose from several electives based on your goals. Elective courses can cover educational statistics, data collection methods, psychological measurement, action research, linear modeling, and more.

Complete the Organizational Evaluation Certificate to help advance in your current professional role. Or, set yourself apart in the job market by adding the certificate to your coursework for another master's degree at Loyola University Chicago.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Education faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Organizational Evaluation Certificate program.


Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Organizational Evaluation Certificate program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Organizational Evaluation Certificate learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Organizational Evaluation Certificate totals $15375.00, or 15 credit hours at a cost of $1,025.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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More information about financial aid opportunities can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Organizational Evaluation Certificate are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Priority: February 15
General: May 1

November 1

Priority: February 15
General: March 1

Please note that applications are not reviewed until the deadline passes.

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Organizational Evaluation Certificate include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 2.7 Minimum GPA

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose Details

Your statement should be 1 page and describe your objectives in this program as well as how the program relates to your discipline or career.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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Applying online to the Organizational Evaluation Certificate program is a swift, uncomplicated, and cost-free process. After submission, you can proceed to send and upload any additional requirements.

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