Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

  • To view Government course offerings that can count toward the MS in Research Administration, please click here,
  • To view Regulatory Science course offerings that can count toward the MS in Research Administration, please click here.

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

  • Online Courses

    475.601.81 - Introduction to Research Administration

    $3566

    Angela Wishon

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    Provides an overview of research administration including how it has evolved in the United States, the role it plays nationally and at the state level, and how conducting research in the U.S. differs from elsewhere. The course also examines the research continuum and the research enterprise as it exists in higher education, nonprofit organizations, and the federal government. The course allows students the opportunity to become familiar with issues, problems and strategic outcomes as they affect research administration.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.602.81 - Organization and Leadership for Research Administration

    $3566

    Garrett Sanders

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    The course provides an overview of the organization, structure, and language of the research enterprise; how the enterprise functions in the discovery to commercialization pipeline; who the players and stakeholders are and how they interact; the organizational models used by institutions; the role and effect of national policy in shaping research; the impact of the information age and technology; the qualities and requirements for students to become successful leaders; and, how university, federal, and non-profit research administration organizations are managed and led. The course allows students the opportunity to become familiar with the issues faced by leadership in the ever-changing and fluid world of the research enterprise.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.604.81 - Introduction to Legal, Ethical, Regulatory, and Compliance Issues

    $3566

    Carpantato Myles

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    During this course students examine the legal, ethical, and regulatory framework underlying most research activities in the U.S. Students discuss the trajectory of legal, ethical, regulatory and compliance issues affecting research administration, including the role of Congress, the role of the Executive Branch of government, and the role of federal and state agencies in the issuance and auditing of compliance regulations. Students will also discuss practical considerations for human subjects and animal research, financial conflict of interest, misconduct in science, export controls, safety and security and risk assessment.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.606.81 - Project Management of Sponsored Programs

    $3566

    Thomas Wilson

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    The course explores how research projects and sponsored programs are best catalyzed and later managed utilizing project management theory, best practices, case studies, and research. The course examines the emergence of pre-award research development within the realm of research administration and its impact on post-award project management. Issues related to team building, group dynamics, and building collaborative win-win relationships with multiple principle investigators and team leaders will be emphasized in the course.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.607.81 - Grantsmanship, Grant Writing and Evaluation of Grant Proposals

    $3566

    John Carfora

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    This course describes the process of applying for, writing, and evaluating grants and sponsored program opportunities offered through non-profit, foundation, think-tank, government, and university settings. Emphasis is placed on how to evaluate opportunities, how to use online resources, how to ensure that prerequisites are met, and how to respond to RFPs with fully-vetted, well- written proposals. Students will be required to write and edit portions of proposals as well as evaluate current opportunities.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.609.81 - Financial Management of Sponsored Programs

    $3566

    Juliet Ray

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    Provides an introduction to topics related to financial operations of sponsored programs, including how to establish a financial reporting system, budgeting, effort reporting, preparing for and engaging in an audit, procuring resources, and sub-contracting. Students also learn how to translate the financial terms of a proposal into a project budget and how to engage in specialized oversight and reporting, such as required for projects undertaken within the GSA Schedule.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.611.81 - Reporting and Statistical Analysis for Sponsored Programs

    $3566

    Jeffrey Kantor

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    Provides hands-on opportunities for students to understand reporting requirements and work with the types of reports required for research projects and sponsored programs. The course examines reporting as a CRM (customer relationship management) and PM (project management) strategy, as well as special requirements affecting research administration. Specific types of reporting requirements are analyzed, including federal government agency-based requirements, Star Metrics, Data Act, and GSA Schedule.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.612.81 - Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

    $3566

    Catherine Innes

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    This course examines the role of research administrators in safeguarding Intellectual Property (IP), identifying patentable material, creating and operating a technology transfer office, facilitating various aspects of technology transfer, and developing and implementing such specialized agreements as non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, licensing agreements and other related intellectual property agreements. Students examine case studies, case law, institutional and agency policies.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.613.81 - Advanced Topics in Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory Issues

    $3566

    Marianne Woods

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    This course examines in-depth advanced issues of compliance, legal and regulatory affairs. Students will examine and discuss critical issues and real world applications in research compliance and research ethics. Topics to be examined include an in-depth examination of research, human tissue centers, use of special populations in research, informed consent, use of primates in research, and misconduct in science. This course will also look at the issues affecting high containment research and facilities, infectious diseases research, and the regulatory agencies that govern these special areas.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.614.81 - Managing Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory Issues in Research Hospitals and Health Care

    $3566

    Thomas Wilson

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    This course looks at what is needed to develop, maintain, and manage compliance, legal and regulatory issues in a research hospital or health care setting. The elements of patient care, clinical trials, and other research administration issues affecting healthcare are discussed. Areas such as the Physicians Self-Referral (Stark) Law, Anti-kickback laws, HIPPA and HITECH regulations as well as the Privacy Rule, and the Security Rule are examined. Elements of a good compliance program are also discussed.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.617.81 - The Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Contracting

    $3566

    Jeffrey Kantor

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    This course covers the Federal Acquisition Regulations or FAR, with an emphasis on contracting with the Defense Department. The purpose of the FAR and its application to different types of contracts is explored. Using a hypothetical program, the development of a large federal contract program is examined from the earliest phases through the delivery of the required product. The different phases and decision points in the program are explored from the positions of multiple participants. Both federal contracts and subcontracts and related contract clauses are examined. By the end of the course, students will have a recognition of how the FAR is applied to federally funded programs.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.624.81 - The Role and Importance of Culture and Communication in International Research Collaborations

    $3566

    Bryony Wakefield

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    This course discusses and analyzes a myriad of cultural and social mores that can foster or inhibit effective communication and collaborative work, even for those sharing a common language. The course will provide strategies and best practices to enhance effective communication across institutions and to anticipate, recognize and address misunderstandings before they escalate. Issues include: language, local meanings, socio-political structures, cultural identity, time zones, working weeks, institutional imperatives, faculty-administration dynamics, and the role of a research administrator in differing countries.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.800.81 - Capstone Project in Research Administration

    Marianne Woods

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    The Capstone Seminar is the culmination of the Master’s in Research Administration where students will integrate and build on their previous coursework in the program to apply it to practical settings. Students must have completed ten of the twelve courses required for the M.S. degree in order to enroll in this course. During the semester students will identify and analyze an issue or problem and propose a solution during this semester long course. Those electing the Capstone may explore issues related to a current research administration project in a “real world” setting. This original work can be for the organization or agency for which the student works or for a hypothetical organization, but it should result in the student conducting original research and applying strategies, testing solutions, and using tools to meet the particular needs of chosen work environment. To complete the course students must write a 25-35 page capstone project paper. If the project is not completed by the end of the semester, students will need to enroll in AS.475.855.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.800.82 - Capstone Project in Research Administration

    Marianne Woods

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    The Capstone Seminar is the culmination of the Master’s in Research Administration where students will integrate and build on their previous coursework in the program to apply it to practical settings. Students must have completed ten of the twelve courses required for the M.S. degree in order to enroll in this course. During the semester students will identify and analyze an issue or problem and propose a solution during this semester long course. Those electing the Capstone may explore issues related to a current research administration project in a “real world” setting. This original work can be for the organization or agency for which the student works or for a hypothetical organization, but it should result in the student conducting original research and applying strategies, testing solutions, and using tools to meet the particular needs of chosen work environment. To complete the course students must write a 25-35 page capstone project paper. If the project is not completed by the end of the semester, students will need to enroll in AS.475.855.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.801.81 - Research and Thesis in Research Administration

    $3566

    Jeffrey Kantor

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    The Research and Thesis Seminar is the culmination of the Master’s in Research Administration where students embark on a designing and conducting research in the field of research administration. Students must have completed ten of the twelve courses required for the M.S. degree in order to enroll in this course. The purpose of this core course is for students to refine their thesis topic, develop their research design and conduct and complete the research. Students will conduct research and write their thesis during this class in earnest. The course format is working sessions focused on specific research-oriented tasks. Emphasis will be placed on completing the literature review and methodology sections of the thesis. Students will also complete by semester end their thesis paper. To complete the course students must write a 25-35 page thesis. If the thesis is incomplete students will then need to enroll in AS.475.855.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    475.802.81 - Thesis and Capstone Continuation (non-credit)

    $500

    Marianne Woods
    Jeffrey Kantor

    Online 1/23 - 5/7

    This is a non-credit course required for those who have completed all of their course work including the Research and Thesis class or the Capstone Project in Research Administration class, but who are still working on their Research Thesis or Capstone Project. There is a fee associated with this course.