Why Pursue a MA in Grant Writing, Management & Evaluation?

Concordia University Chicago’s online master’s program in grant writing, management and evaluation is truly the only one of its kind in the country. In a job market cluttered with grant professionals with only certificates and workshop experience, our master’s degree on your résumé will raise you head and shoulders above your competition. Through our unique program of study, you’ll learn about:

  • the grant-writing process
  • how to manage grant funding once received
  • how to conduct program evaluations
  • how to communicate results and metrics to the grant-making organization, and
  • how to build and continue the relationship with the grant-making organization.

Why Get a Master’s Instead of a Certificate?

  • You earn an academic credential, rather than a non-credit based certificate.
  • A recent report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that a graduate degree can boost an individual’s earning power by more than 40 percent in some fields.
  • A highly job-specific master’s degree is preferred by hiring professionals over applicants with only a certificate.
  • A master’s degree in the field of grant writing, management, and evaluation affords you the opportunity to gain as much in-depth knowledge as possible. When seeking employment, a master’s degree implies explicit study and education at a high level in your field.

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Why Get a Master’s in Grants?

A master’s degree in grant writing, management, and evaluation from Concordia University Chicago offers you the opportunity for:

  • Financial aid eligible
  • Fully online study
  • Higher Learning Commission–accredited institution
  • University-based comprehensive technological support
  • 20-month program with cohort model allows for the development of rich personal, social, and scholarly networks across the U.S. in an interdisciplinary program
  • Involves a supervised experience for hands-on participation in grant writing, management, and/or evaluation. The experiential learning experience may benefit your current work environment.
  • Courses are taught by experienced grant managers, program evaluators with a track record in grants, many of whom have a terminal degree in their field (i.e., PhD, EdD, DBA).
  • Opportunities for university-level collaboration and project work with research faculty, cross-disciplinary instructors, as well as our Center for Global Outreach, Center for Social Justice and Policy Studies, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
  • Prepares candidates to engage in the leadership and management of grants within an organization or institution and to conduct program evaluation

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