Citizens have a right to expect both accountability in their governments and quality in the public programs and services they receive. In support of that right, trained program evaluators use social science research tools to check the effects of public programs.
Their technical talents — whether exercised in governments, international development agencies, consulting firms, businesses or non-profits — add enormous value by measuring and communicating program performance, effectiveness and impact. People skills are equally important: the job of an evaluator requires asking the right questions, recognizing clients’ unique interests, as well as managing processes that require collaboration but may involve conflict.
Our online graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation (DPPE) prepares you to take on the roles of evaluators and managers of evaluation. Because the DPPE is delivered exclusively online, you can complete it while employed without the need to relocate to the National Capital Region.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Mahmoud Rahim: Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation
I come from Toronto and grew up in Halifax. I spent most of my young adult life in Calgary. While living in Calgary I obtained my BSc in electrical engineering from the University... More
Monday, November 14, 2022
DPPE Graduate: Khaled Ibrahim
Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation (DPPE) graduate Khaled Ibrahim has been working as a program manager for various international peacebuilding programs in post-conflict countries which all share the objective to... More
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
DPPE Alum Annabelle Ragsag First Recipient of the Stephen Lewis Fellowship
SPPA Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation (DPPE) alumna and current McMaster University PhD student Anabelle Ragsag is the inaugural recipient of the Stephen... More
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Robert Shepherd Awarded SSHRC Partnership Engagement Grant
SPPA Professor Robert Shepherd has received a SSHRC Partnership Engagement Grant for the project, "Canadian and International Experience in Spending Reviews." It is a one-year grant to... More
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
DPPE Graduate: Brian Case
I enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation during a career change. Coming from an academic and professional background entirely unrelated to public policy or public programs (academic and professional... More
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