Program evaluation has emerged as a major tool for improving public and private social programs at every stage of their operations. As a result, worldwide, it is used increasingly by all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, funding agencies, and researchers. The ability to understand, describe, and critique program evaluations, and also to identify the policy implications of specific findings, has become a much sought-after skill for social welfare professionals.
The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that it will offer a non-credit version of our public policy course titled “Program Evaluation and Applied Policy Analysis” where students will learn the tools of program evaluation. The course will be offered in partnership with the Economics Department at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and run in tandem with the for-credit version, the details of which can be found here.