Taught course


University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • a bachelor honours degree or equivalent in a cognate area; or
  • a three-year undergraduate qualification and at least 50 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in a cognate area; or
  • a three-year undergraduate qualification in a cognate area and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience;


  • a one page CV or resume; and
  • a personal statement, of up to 400 words, outlining why they wish to be considered for the course.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The Evaluation program prepares graduates to shape the strategic direction of organisational projects and programs and design effective social interventions. Designed by the Centre for Program Evaluation, this program offers students a rare opportunity to develop the evaluation skills needed to inform programs and policies with reliable evidence, support communities and drive organisational change across a range of sectors and activities.

Relying on proven methods and theories, students of this program will learn how to design and conduct sound program evaluations, develop and improve effective and efficient interventions addressing complex social issues, measure their impact and monitor their activities. You will gain the ability to increase an organisations’ evaluation capacity and, overall, support critical decision-making processes.

What is distinct about this program is that it is aligned with professional evaluation standards and practices, to give students the skills they can immediately apply to their work contexts. Whether you are currently working in an evaluation role, supervising evaluations, or seeking a career change, this multidisciplinary program can fit your needs and prepare you to confidently engage in real-world evaluation practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+61 3 9035 5511