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

    Jeffrey Kantor

    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    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 Fees: $175.00

    475.601.82 - Introduction to Research Administration

    $3566

    Susan Sedwick

    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    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 Fees: $175.00

    475.602.81 - Organization and Leadership for Research Administration

    $3566

    Garrett Sanders

    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    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 Fees: $175.00

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

    $3566

    Carpantato Myles

    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    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 Fees: $175.00

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

    $3566

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    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    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 Fees: $175.00

    475.605.81 - Program Development and Evaluation

    $3566

    Jeffrey Kantor

    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    From the perspective of funders, this course explores ways in which initiatives become sponsored programs, the role of strategic planning, how proposals are designed and disseminated, how responses are solicited and evaluated. The important role that communication plays is emphasized, and communication strategies and work products are examined. The course also allows students to become familiar with key roles and relationships, such as those played by the program officer, the proposal development specialist, and the principle investigator.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    475.607.81 - Grantsmanship, Grant Writing and Evaluation of Grant Proposals

    $3566

    John Carfora

    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    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 Fees: $175.00

    475.610.81 - Financial Accounting and Compliance Auditing

    $3566

    Cynthia Hope

    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    Focuses on the specifics of financial and non-financial auditing as related to sponsored programs and grants. Clinical accounting is presented as well as the role of clinical research in a university and non-profit research environment. The audit process is also examined in detail and the roles of the financial research administrator, auditors, PI, and project participants are discussed. Special attention is paid to compliance pitfalls, record keeping, information technology, and accepted accounting standards and practices.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

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

    $3566

    Marianne Woods

    Online 5/30 - 8/21

    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 Fees: $175.00

  • Online Courses (Cross-Listed)

    410.649.81 - Introduction to Regulatory Affairs

    $4196

    Susan Zecchini

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/30 - 8/21

    Regulatory affairs (RA) comprise the rules and regulations governing product development and post-approval marketing. In the U.S., the FDA establishes and oversees the applicable regulations under several statutes, many regulations, and partnership with legislators, patients, and customers. Biotechnology products may be classified as drugs, biologics, or medical devices. Each type is regulated by a different center within the FDA. This course provides an overview of RA, its effect on product development. Topics include: RA history, regulatory agencies, how to access regulatory information, drug submissions, biologics submissions, medical device submissions, GLP, GCP, GMP, and FDA inspections. (Research Adminstration elective. Prerequisites in Biotechnology apply. Contact the director of the MS in Research Admin).

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    470.709.81 - Quantitative Methods

    $3783

    Vanessa Perez

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/10 - 8/15

    (Formerly Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods. Core course for MA in Public Management and may be taken in place of 470.852 Research and Thesis II with permission from the instructor. Core course for Government Analytics.) Students will learn how to construct and evaluate multivariate regression models, which are useful for answering causal questions about issues related to political behavior, policy and governance. Topics include multivariate regression, interaction terms, measures of fit, internal and external validity and logistic and probit regression. The focus of the course is on using statistical methods in an applied manner. The course will also introduce students to Stata, a widely-used statistical software program. Recommended prerequisite: Political Analysis and Statistics.

    Technology Fees: $175.00 Recommended Prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis

    470.728.81 - Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management

    $3783

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    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/10 - 8/15

    In the United States, the flourishing of nonprofit initiative is intertwined with our country's legal and tax systems, the needs of the nation in wartime, interest groups addressing social and economic inequities, the federal role in social service delivery and foreign aid, rising wealth, and perceived threats to internal security. Successful nonprofits today must have strong management systems in place in order to assure quality programs for service and impact. These systems include management of finances, human resources, information technology, marketing, performance measures and other aspects of operations. The course will help the student understand the current thinking regarding "best practices" in managing and improving nonprofit organizations and appreciate the interplay of environmental and organizational factors that influence managerial decision-making. Throughout the course, there will be a comparative perspective that looks at the scope and status of nongovernmental organizations in other countries and the influences on those organizations by their own governments, foreign aid and international philanthropy. Many of the principles recommended as "best practice" can be applied to nongovernmental organizations in other countries as well.

    Technology Fees: $175.00