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Evaluation, Research, and Measurement Specialization Master of Science in Psychology

Harold Abel School of Psychology

Enhance Your Assessment & Evaluation Skills

Develop your assessment and evaluation skills and gain a valuable edge in your career. In Capella's online master's in psychology, evaluation, research, and measurement program, you’ll explore the use of valid and reliable assessment tools used to improve performance evaluation and management models.

Whether your focus is program evaluation, research, or data collection and analysis, this program can help prepare you to help individuals and organizations with planning, decision-making, and program development and evaluation skills.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 6 Specialization Courses
  • Integrative Project

Classes Start November 5th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admission Requirements » | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Evaluate Programs

Design and conduct program evaluations to discover what’s working—and what needs work.

Be a Research Expert

Learn methods to plan and conduct research in a variety of professional settings.

Use Tech for Data Analysis

Analyze data using statistical software.

Communicate Professionally

Enhance your ability to communicate psychological concepts and information using the professional standards.

Design for Data Collection

Design appropriate data collection instruments and measurement strategies.

Protect Research Subjects

Protect human subjects in research and evaluation projects.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

All our faculty members hold doctorates and bring years of experience, as well as the latest theories and practices to students. 

Relevant & Applicable

Our competency-based learning model allows you to immediately apply valuable skills to the work you do every day.

Convenient, Flexible Learning

Access your learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device, and set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.

Professionally Credible, Professionally Aligned 

This program is built upon core foundational psychology coursework to ensure professional credibility. Specialization content is designed for those interested in strengthening the ability to use quantitative and qualitative data to assist individuals and organizations.

Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$485 per credit, 55 total quarter credits, 15 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Experience a More Direct & Affordable Path to Your Goals

 Our curriculum is streamlined to focus on what you need to reach your professional goals, and helps you take advantage of time and money savings options—all of which can make pursuing your degree even more affordable.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

The master’s in psychology, evaluation, research, and measurement curriculum focuses on using valid and reliable assessment tools to implement in social programs and improve performance evaluation and management models.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PSY7660 Survey Construction and Administration
PSY7868 Qualitative Design and Analysis
PSY8625 Advanced Inferential Statistics
PSY8626 Multivariate Statistics: Theory and Application
PSY8763 Program Evaluation

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

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Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online master's in psychology, evaluation, research, and measurement degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst
  • Evaluation and assessment manager
  • Instructional research manager
  • Instructor
  • Program evaluator
  • Psychometrician
  • Research assistant
  • Statistical analyst
  • Test designer and developer

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Credentialing and accreditation agency
  • Educational consulting firm
  • Educational system
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P-12 public/private school
  • Program evaluation organization
  • Research and assessment organization

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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