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Global Affairs and Fundraising Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation: Project Management for the UN, Government, and NGOs

The NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs’ Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation: Project Management for the UN, Government, and NGOs provides students with a strong foundation in monitoring and evaluation program design and implementation. Participants explore the variety of tools and techniques used to measure project progress and to report outcomes to the appropriate internal and external stakeholders—including donors, funders, supervisors, or the population being served. Students design relevant and effective frameworks, and learn the required methods to conduct effective data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting. Through these lessons and through exposure to real case studies drawn from relevant organizations, students gain the skills needed to conduct a monitoring and evaluation program for development organizations, NGOs, or private organizations in the development, peacebuilding, energy, gender studies, or transnational security sectors.

Program Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand what monitoring and evaluation mean
  • Build a project or program design and a monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Develop and utilize appropriate indicators for measuring project or program goals, outcomes, outputs, and impacts/effectiveness
  • Understand quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and ways to use them in project or program monitoring and evaluation
  • Write reports and recommendations

 

The Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the four required courses within two years. Students may elect to complete the JobFocus course, which is offered in an online, self-paced format.

Note: This program is offered in sequence and has been designed to be taken over the course of two semesters.

Please, also note: New students are accepted in the fall and the spring semesters. We do not accept new students in the summer.

For questions about the program, please contact sps.global.affairs@nyu.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact sps.diploma@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

2 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of what monitoring and evaluation mean
  • The ability to build a project or program design and a monitoring and evaluation framework
  • The knowledge to develop and utilize appropriate indicators for measuring project or program goals, outcomes, outputs, and impacts/effectiveness
  • An understanding of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and the ability to use them in project or program monitoring and evaluation
  • The tools to write reports and recommendations

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation

This course introduces the fundamentals of monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

1 section

Program Design for Monitoring and Evaluation

In this course, start operationalizing the theoretical framework of monitoring and evaluation into a measurable one.

1 section

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Evaluation

Learn qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing the data gathered from monitoring and evaluation programs.

+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Reporting and Presenting Results

Prepare a final M&E findings report for a target audience using your evaluation proposal and framework and data analysis from previous courses.

2018 Summer
1 section

OPTIONAL

Complete 0

JobFocus: Monitoring and Evaluation

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in monitoring and evaluation.

General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree

Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation

This course introduces the fundamentals of monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

1 section

Program Design for Monitoring and Evaluation

In this course, start operationalizing the theoretical framework of monitoring and evaluation into a measurable one.

1 section

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Evaluation

Learn qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing the data gathered from monitoring and evaluation programs.

+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Reporting and Presenting Results

Prepare a final M&E findings report for a target audience using your evaluation proposal and framework and data analysis from previous courses.

2018 Summer
1 section

JobFocus: Monitoring and Evaluation

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in monitoring and evaluation.