In the non-profit world, being able to determine community need, access and analyze public data, and show a return on investment is critical to a program’s success. Yet the everyday challenges of operating a non-profit often keep organizations from investing the time in creating the mechanisms to collect data and evaluate their programs.
In class options might be available for some courses.
*Cost may vary by format selection and curriculum updates.
*Varies by student and courses taken per quarter.
UC San Diego Extension’s specialized certificate in Community Research and Program Evaluation allows working professionals from a variety of disciplines to develop baseline training in program evaluation, data collection, and community research. The certificate provides students with an expanded toolkit to assess various research methodologies, ask essential questions for program evaluation, access community data, and perform descriptive analyses to make a difference within their organization.
Students are encouraged to ask questions and bring real-life organizational challenges to the classroom. Instructors and students will link scholarship to practice through case studies, problem-solving exercises, and a capstone project. The certificate is ideal for individuals working in schools, healthcare, government, nonprofit agencies, social service agencies, state departments, consulting firms, and businesses.
• Qualitative and quantitative research methods
• Principles of monitoring and evaluating programs
• Accessing and analyzing datasets at a community level
• Designing surveys, conducting focus groups, developing case studies, and interviewing techniques
• Communication strategies, visualizations and creating psychographics
Who Should Apply:
• Program Managers and Coordinators
• Foundation Project Officers
• Policy Analysts
• Community Organizers
• Education Administrators
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
See Certificate FAQs for more information.
Institutional Research. Call 858-822-3552 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although programs are open to all adult learners, UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve working professionals. Where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
CB Richard Ellis
Harder and Company
UCSD Education Studies
Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research
BW Research Partnership
San Diego Foundation
There will be a $95 fee upon
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