Research Administration

With the expansion of science and medical research in the United States and abroad, there has never been a more pressing need to address the training and advancement of research professionals. In the next eight to ten years, projected growth in the industry shows promising signs for opportunity. As the nation’s first research university and the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending, Johns Hopkins is uniquely positioned to deliver a high-quality, interdisciplinary program. 

Quick Stats

Course Locations Online
Available 100% Online Yes
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 12 courses

The MS in Research Administration is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations, as well as those who seek to begin a career in research administration. Students will examine how the research enterprise is organized and led across the US, and internationally. Both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors will be examined to highlight any similarities and/or differences. Students will also learn about the management of sponsored research programs in areas related to finance, information technology, and legal, ethical, regulatory, and compliance considerations.

To foster career development, we designed this program to align with practitioner expectations, as well as with desirable outcomes identified by major associations, including the National Council for University Research Administration (NCURA), the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) and the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

This is a 12-course degree program, with classes offered online. All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply for start dates in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.