For-Credit Fall Graduate Course

Evaluation-based Program
Planning and Implementation

Using Evidence to Guide Design
and Operations Decisions

March, 2023
Madrid and Melilla, Spain

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy will offer an in-person, for-credit international graduate course where students will learn the tools of evaluation-based program planning and implementation. Classroom instruction will be provided by course instructors and guest faculty—complemented by consultations with officials of the Spanish Government, international organizations, and NGOs dealing with immigration issues.

Classes will be held at the Madrid campus of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) as well as other Madrid locations, with an optional field trip to the European Research Center on Minors and Migration in Melilla, Spain (subject to COVID rules).

The course is designed for mid-career professionals as well as doctoral, master’s level, and advanced undergraduate students studying social policy-related subjects such as economics, education, international development, political science/governance, public administration, public health, public policy, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.

Although this course is part of the University of Maryland’s new “Certificate of Professional Studies in Program Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation,” it is open as a stand-alone course to any student who meets the eligibility requirements described below.

Applications will be accepted through October 15, 2022. A full description of the course can be found by clicking on the course announcement below. For now, those interested in registering should contact Michael Horlick in the SPP Office of Executive Programs.