Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

PA 871 is not accepting client proposals at this time. 

PA 871: Public Program Evaluation is an elective course for second-year master’s degree students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs. The course covers issues in program evaluation such as evaluation ethics, working with stakeholders, logic model development, causal inference and validity, experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation methodologies, using data for continuous quality improvement and performance management, and communicating evaluation results.

The culminating project for the course requires student teams to work with a “real world” client to develop an evaluation plan for a program or policy, contributing to the University of Wisconsin–Madison's outreach mission and to the Wisconsin Idea.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs welcomes public, nonprofit, and private sector organizations to apply to be clients for its Public Program Evaluation course.