Evaluation Lab

"The < Evaluation Lab> class was eye opening for potential careers or something on the side as well as great experience of working with organizations and starting a network." - Current UNM MPP Student

The Evaluation Lab is offered as PUBP 502.  The Evaluation Lab is a two-semester sequence course: Evaluation Lab I in the Fall and Evaluation Lab II in the Spring. MPP students are guaranteed a spot in the Lab but they must fill out an application to enroll in the course. This application helps the staff at the Lab learn about students and pair them with appropriate community organizations.

The two-semester Evaluation Lab course sequence emphasizes collaborative and culturally competent problem-solving, robust data analysis, and creative ways of communicating technical information applied to a community organization’s evaluation project. In addition to hands-on learning in the classroom, students work in partnership with non-profit community organizations to develop and implement evaluation plans under the supervision of an Evaluation Lab Team Lead.

This requirement can also be fulfilled by attending the Evaluation Lab Summer Institute, a 5-day intensive course typically offered in June or July.

Learn more about the Evaluation Lab here.

Evaluation Lab