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Certificate Program In Monitoring And Evaluation 2017, University of Clark, USA

Clark University


June 01, 2017

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About the program

Design monitoring and evaluation systems for organizational learning and policy development
The nature of development work — regionally, nationally or internationally — requires accountable, efficient programs that can measure the impacts of their interventions. Offered through Clark’s International Development, Community and Environment Department (IDCE), the professional Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation ensures that current and aspiring development practitioners can take multiple perspectives, paradigms and disciplines into account when developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating major projects, development programs and intervention strategies.

Unlike most evaluation programs, which focus exclusively on education or psychological assessment, we prepare you to work across a range of areas, including youth work, food and agriculture, refugee work, land tenure and natural resource management, education and gender.


  • Our unique combination of domestic and international issues.
  • Work opportunities in small, midsize and large cities.
  • Hands-on involvement in collaborative research projects and student organizations.
  • Partnerships with national and international health, education and human services organizations.
  • Practice-based learning with professional internships and courses with strong applied learning components.


The Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation is open to early- and mid-career professionals in the field seeking professional training in monitoring and evaluation. It is also open to current Clark master’s degree and doctoral students who want to add professional training and certification to their graduate degrees.

Whether or not you’ve worked professionally in the field, you can gain experience and perspective as an intern, by consulting with companies or joining research/practice professional projects that connect directly with organizations and issues that you’re passionate about.

Curriculum: You can choose either a domestic or international track: Courses offer you the opportunity to:

  • Understand the range of monitoring and evaluation methods and methodologies and their implicit theories of action.
  • Learn how to best match methods and evaluation systems and plans to theories of change and development objectives.
  • Gain a practical understanding of evaluation theory and practice across a range of small non-profits and large development agencies.
  • Apply different methodological approaches to program evaluation.
  • Negotiate with clients on a scope of work, design and execution of plans.


The International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) programs seek students with a clear commitment to work in the fields of development and environment. Clark University’s full- and part-time Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation is committed to ensuring that current and aspiring development practitioners can take multiple perspectives, paradigms and disciplines into account when developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating major projects, development programs and intervention strategies.

When your completed application is received, the Graduate Admissions Office will forward your application to the Admissions Committee. The time it takes to receive a decision will vary depending on the program to which you apply and when your application is submitted. Once a decision has been reached, you will be notified via email and your status in the application portal will be updated.


  • Create an account on our online application portal to complete your Clark Graduate School Application and upload any additional credentials as required.
  • Application fee: $75 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application.
  • Personal statement: Please discuss your academic interests and goals. Include your current professional and research interests, assess your current monitoring and evaluation skills including your previous use of quantitative and qualitative methods, and your long-range professional objectives. Please be as specific as possible about how your objectives can be met at Clark. Please do not exceed 800 words.
  • Resume: Required.
  • Letters of recommendation: Three letters of recommendation must be submitted from people who are competent to judge your qualifications for graduate study (at least one of the three required recommendations should be from an academic source).
  • Foreign language proficiency: Required of all international applicants. Please contact us if you believe you qualify for an exemption.
    • TOEFL code: 5969 (TOEFL Information)
    • IELTS: Please notify IELTS to send scores electronically to the Graduate Admissions Office. (IELTS Information) 
  • Official transcripts: Have your transcripts mailed directly from the institution to:

Clark University
Graduate Admissions Office
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610

  • Monitor your application: Check the status of your application via the online application portalto ensure all of your credentials were received and view your final decision.
  • Any questions? If at any point you have questions or concerns about your application, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for assistance.

For Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and City Year Volunteers

All AmeriCorps, Peace Corps or City Year volunteers applying to a program in the International Development, Community and Environment department are required submit a description of service as part of their application. If you are currently serving and have not yet received your description of service, a letter from your supervisor stating your current status and when your serve is expected to end will be acceptable. All descriptions of service or supervisor letters should be uploaded through your application status page or emailed to

For International Applicants

Official transcripts

All transcripts that are submitted as part of your application must be translated into English prior to submission.  Transcripts from international programs that do not include the original language and the English translation will not be considered for admission. If you submit an official final transcript, please make sure to include confirmation of earned degree.

Financial documents

We ask that all international applicants refrain from sending financial documents as part of their application for admission. Financial documents will be needed only after you have received an offer of admission and choose to enroll at Clark University.

Required documents

After you accept the offer of admission and pay the non-refundable deposit, the following items are needed:

  • International Student Information Form
  • A copy of your passport
  • Bank statement that is no more than 6 months old*
  • Signed Affidavit of Support if the bank statement is not in your name and if you will not be using personal funds to finance your education*

Upload the documents listed above to your online application account.

*The bank statement and affidavit of support are needed for those who would like Clark University to issue an I-20 form (for students who want to obtain an F-1 student visa) or a DS-2019 (for students who want to obtain a J-1 visa)

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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Publish Date
February 21, 2017


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