Master of Evaluation

The University of Melbourne - Online

Program Description
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Master of Evaluation

The University of Melbourne - Online

The Master of Evaluation is a specialist course that uses the latest research and insights to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and skills of evaluation theory and practice that can be applied to work settings. Developed by the Centre for Program Evaluation, this is one of the few courses available online that specialize in Evaluation. If you are a busy professional planning to forge a new career or looking to take a leadership role in evaluation practice, then this course is for you. At Australia's #1 University, your online learning experience will be enriched by regular feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students. Students wishing to pursue a Research Higher Degree in the field of Evaluation can contact the Student Support team or look at the research degrees offered by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.

Who the course is for

This course is for professionals from a wide range of roles within various sectors including:

  • International development
  • Health
  • Education
  • Corporate sector
  • Community sector.

Career outcomes

By gaining a qualification in the evaluation, you could successfully apply your evaluation skills to the relevant roles listed below:

  • Senior Program Planner
  • Senior Trainer and Assessor
  • Year Level Coordinator
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Manager, Planning, and Performance
  • Senior Consultant.

This course is designed to create leaders in the field of evaluation. By undertaking this course, you will become familiar with theories underlying policy and program development, ethical practice, key concepts and approaches to evaluation and the various roles of an evaluator.

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What you will learn

As a graduate of this course, you’ll be able to apply your creative and critical thinking skills to design and conduct evaluation and research activities and confidently communicate with clients and stakeholders at the highest professional standard. You’ll work independently and in groups to learn the fundamentals of evaluation including the nature and purpose of evaluation, types of evaluation, and the logic of evaluation. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the tools and methods required for good evaluation practice including planning, engagement strategies, and reporting. You will learn the philosophical backgrounds and influences on social research, epistemological and ontological perspectives, the ethics of social research and how to maintain professional standards.

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Course structure

To gain the Master of Evaluation you must complete 100 points comprised of:

  • Three core subjects
  • One capstone subject or two capstone subjects totaling 12.5 points,
  • Four elective subjects.

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Entry requirements

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

  • a four-year education degree, or equivalent; or
  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least 50 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in education; or
  • an undergraduate degree in a cognate area and at least two years of documented relevant work experience.


  • a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course of up to 400 words summarising relevant prior study and work experience.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.


Australian Citizens
FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible students in domestic fee-paying places to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government sets limits on how much you can borrow. FEE-HELP loans are repaid through the taxation system. No loan fee applies to loans for postgraduate studies. Detailed information about eligibility for FEE-HELP is available from the Study Assist website.

Commonwealth supported places
This course does have Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available for Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens. This means you pay a contribution amount rather than the full fee. The amount is determined each year by the Australian Government and the subjects in which you enroll. The exact cost of your student contribution depends on the subjects you take, not the overall course you are studying. Payment of the student contribution amount can be made at enrolment (upfront) or can be deferred through HECS-HELP for eligible students. For more information, please click here.

Students Outside Australia
There are no scholarships available for overseas online students from the University of Melbourne. Companies, home universities, professional organizations, and charities may provide scholarships.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 21, 2017
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