For more than 30 years, Equal Measure has partnered with foundations, nonprofits, and public entities—helping them “do even better” as they work to advance social change. In this partnership, we help our clients apply new ways of thinking and learning to achieve their program objectives through five service lines: program design, evaluation, capacity building, technical assistance, and communications. As a core component of this approach, we help our clients identify the root causes of social injustice from multiple historical, cultural, systemic, and structural points of view. Blending these perspectives provides clients with the best, most nuanced thinking to achieve their social change objectives—and enables us to help our clients make their communities stronger, healthier, more equitable, and more inclusive.
The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers a Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation in Education. The Research and Evaluation in Education Ph.D. option seeks to prepare individuals with expertise in research methods and program evaluation skills. The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master’s degree. The degree is designed to not only provide core knowledge, but to heighten the research skills of candidates by requiring them to work closely with faculty in research experiences prior to commencing their own dissertation. The Center for Program Evaluation at UMass Lowell also offers opportunities for students to become involved in multiple program evaluation projects.