Currently enrolled in The online graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation (DPPE)? On this page, you can find information on degree requirements, online learning supports, information on awards and funding for students, help for your job search, and opportunities in the program to excel beyond the classroom.

Current Students

Degree Requirements

All the degree requirements for the graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation are outlined in the Graduate Calendar. These include four single-semester applied courses and a two-course practicum.

Online Learning Supports

Carleton offers support for your online learning experience through a dedicated website that provides you with resources and tips and tricks for getting the most from your online courses. Whatever your level of familiarity is with online learning platforms, we recommend looking at Carleton Online to ensure you are best positioned for your courses.

Canadian Evaluation Society Case Competition

This annual competition has been running for more than two decades. Students work in teams to devise a proposal to address a real-world program evaluation problem, which are judged and ranked by evaluation experts. For more information on the competition, please visit the competition website.

Professional Associations, Organizations and Networks

Our program is designed to position you for a career in evaluation. To enhance your professional connections and network, consider engaging with the organizations, associations and networks listed below. Each will provide different forms of ongoing professional support and development.

Awards and Funding

Carleton offers a variety of funding opportunities to our students. New and current students can apply for several internal, external and special awards.

Application deadlines vary. Students should consult the specifics of the awards to understand the eligibility requirements, application materials, and necessary internal deadlines. More information on these opportunities can be found on the Graduate Students website.

Career Services

Carleton’s career services website is a wealth of information and opportunities for students looking for help with job searches or career advice. Career services offers one-on-one advising sessions, help with job searches, and career and networking events.