Grant Writing & Program Evaluation

School of Public Affairs - Colorado Springs

Format

Online

An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.

This certificate program engages students in systematic research and study designed to improve the quality of grant writing and program evaluation within local governments, nonprofits, educational settings, and criminal justice and public service agencies. The course content emphasizes competence in the language of grants, proposal development, funding sources and processes, designing and writing creative proposal letters, creating budgets, developing effective evaluation tools, and understanding fiscal management functions and regulations. The certificate is designed for people interested in professional careers in, or careers that include, grant writing, grant management, and/or program evaluation. Students may also become interested in enrolling in the Master in Criminal Justice (MCJ) or Master in Public Administration (MPA) program.

How to Apply

Graduate programs, contact information and application deadlines are specified to each department. Visit the website of the department of your choice, or contact them directly to verify whether there are any additional requirements for admission.

Degree Requirements

Each program has specific degree requirements. You can review the department program page for details on degree and admission requirements, and application deadlines. Please direct any inquiries directly to the program you wish to apply to.

State Authorization

The University of Colorado must be authorized, exempted, or licensed by each state to offer its online programs to non-Colorado resident students. Below is a list of states with restrictions on enrollment and activity. Students living in these states cannot enroll in any online course, program, certificate, or degree offered:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia

States with TBD or Not Set Status:

Students living in the following states must contact a program advisor before enrolling in the program:

  • Armed Forces Europe
  • Armed Forces Pacific
  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands