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Online PhD in Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation

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Program Type

Program Type: PhD

School / Institute

School of Global Economics and Development

Study Mode

Online (Asynchonous)

Duration

Target duration: 3-3.5 years

Overview

EUCLID’s online PhD in monitoring and evaluation is the only doctoral degree program offered by an institution that is itself an intergovernmental treaty-based institution (EUCLID). To master monitoring and evaluation means to be able to manage and oversee complex programs with external funding sources. M&E is defined as:

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is used to assess the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by governments, international organisations and NGOs. Its goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact. Monitoring is a continuous assessment of programmes based on early detailed information on the progress or delay of the ongoing assessed activities.[1] An evaluation is an examination concerning the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and impact of activities in the light of specified objectives.

Moreover, EUCLID is an academic partner of other intergovernmental organizations lacking degree-granting authority such as LLPI and CAFRAD. Remarkably, EUCLID’s associated MBA (Sustainable Development) has been consistently ranked in the world's top 20.

Historically, EUCLID grew out of the cooperation between universities and the International Organization for Sustainable Development (IOSD) which was the original SD international organization and which became a EUCLID-affiliated institute in 2008.

This PhD degree program was officially designed for and by senior civil servants over 4 continents. It is also highly relevant to managers and executives working for multinational companies.

EUCLID’s online PhD in monitoring and evaluation offers a strong coursework core capped with a dissertation and associated project. Graduates can expect to complete the program transformed and enhanced in their ability to make a difference in global research and governance.

Academic Presentation

OECD governments and international organizations play a vital role in today’s global and complex international development scene. These governments and organizations fund complex development programs that call for rigorous and professional monitoring and oversight. The employment opportunities in this field are vast, exciting and geographically diverse.

The EUCLID PhD in monitoring and evaluation program is the program you need to obtain the skills necessary to become a desirable and valuable asset for employment with these governments (often through their development agencies like SIDA) as well as international organizations (such as the World Bank or AfDB) and universities: you will receive advanced training in project management and auditing, project monitoring, relevant IT tools, etc.

Although spending 2 years in Geneva or Washington DC is exciting and possibly the best approach for those who can take the campus-based route, the EUCLID program has the advantage of being offered completely online, with a very low tuition designed to make international careers possible for residents to developing countries.

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Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online PhD in Monitoring and Evalution (M&E) is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

  • Global Business Leadership
  • Management and Marketing applicable to NGOs and IGOs
  • Project Management within IOs
  • IO role in Sustainable Economic Development
  • Governance and leadership of Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • International Law and Treaty Law for IGOs and NGOs.
  • Public and Global Health modules

Requirements

Applicants should have a relevant master’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database (WHED) or otherwise duly recognized/accredited. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered for Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) who may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Program Outline

PRIMARY COURSES
Code
Course Name
USCH

International Academic Writing (Doctorate)

 

 

3

Argumentation and Critical Thinking

 

 

2

Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks

 

 

4

Evaluation in Action

 

 

4

Monitoring and Evaluation Case Studies

 

 

4

Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

 

 

4

Doctoral Thesis 1/5

 

 

5

Doctoral Thesis 2/5

 

 

5

Doctoral Thesis 3/5

 

 

5

Doctoral Thesis 4/5

 

 

5

Doctoral Thesis 5/5

 

 

5
Total Credit Hours (USCH):
46

ELECTIVE COURSES

Note: All courses available in the EUCLID database can be considered elective, after review and approval by your EUCLID counselor. Graduate level degrees may include a certain number of undergraduate electives. Likewise, undergraduate roadmaps may be built using graduate level courses. Again, prospective students are reminded that the final degree roadmap must be reviewed and approved by the Admissions Officer to ensure logical progression of subjects covered and conformity with international standards.

STANDARD DEGREE ROADMAP - SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
Code
Course Name
US Credits

Biostatistics in Public Health (Coursera Specialization)

 

8

 

Statistical Tools for Global Health Research

 

2

 

Interpreting Randomized Clinical Trials

 

3

 

Biostatistics

 

3

 

Conducting Systematic Reviews

 

3

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Essentials

 

4

 

World Bank and IGO M&E

 

4

 

Program Evaluation

 

4

 

M&E Training and Education

 

4

 

M&E and International Project Management

 

4

Note: to consult the current and official curriculum/list of courses from the EUCLID CMS database, please visit: EUCLID Available Degree Programs and follow the program link.

Employment Outlook

The EUCLID DME provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for a successful career in global development at the international, regional, national and local levels. Our alumni have been successful in securing employment and promotions in government service and international organizations.

Why Study @ EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in diplomacy. Join the alma mater of ambassadors and senior officials globally.

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