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

    Susan Sedwick

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    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: $175.00

    475.602.81 - Organization and Leadership for Research Administration

    $3566

    Garrett Sanders

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    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: $175.00

    475.603.81 - Assistive Technologies for Research Administration

    $3566

    Thomas Spencer

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    This course explores the role of software applications and systems utilized by research administrators and by those seeking and receiving funding. Students examine and compare software applications such as COEUS, SunGard Public Sector, Grants.Gov, GrantsOnline, Conversis, PeopleSoft, ERA Software, Compliance Software, SAP, and others.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

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

    $3566

    Carpantato Myles

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    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: $175.00

    475.606.81 - Project Management of Sponsored Programs

    $3566

    Jeffrey Anderson

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    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: $175.00

    475.608.81 - Procurement and Award Process

    $3566

    Richard Seligman

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    This course provides a detailed examination of request for proposal (RFP) as well as RFAs, RFQs, and other proposal submission requests. It examines the procurement processes of the government through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The course also focuses on award processes from the perspective of those planning and offering them. Students compare and contrast these processes in different environments, including federal and foundation grant-making and private sector funding for specific projects. In the final segment of the course, these same processes—solicitation of proposals, and negotiation and acceptance of awards—will be examined from the perspective of the research administrator at the grantee institution.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    475.609.81 - Financial Management of Sponsored Programs

    $3566

    Lynda Moreland

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    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: $175.00

    475.611.81 - Reporting and Statistical Analysis for Sponsored Programs

    $3566

    Jeffrey Kantor

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    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: $175.00

    475.615.81 - Research Contracts & Industrial Agreements: Domestic and International

    $3566

    Elaine Brock

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    This course examines how to prepare and execute research contracts and industrial agreements. It examines issues affecting both domestic and international contracting, including issues such as U.S. regulations that affect the contracting process, good terms and conditions in research contracts, maintain your nonprofit status, safe harbor laws, unrelated business income, and profit v nonprofit legal issues. The course also examines issues related to the human dynamics and cultural aspects of international and industrial contacting.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    475.616.81 - Domestic and International Special Issues in Research, Legal and Regulatory Affairs

    $3566

    Garrett Sanders
    Christopher Ashley

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    This course discusses special issues both domestic and international that affect research administration. Special issues such as seeking, obtaining, and monitoring an export control license, issues affecting research with pharmaceutical companies, issues affecting small business contracting, and requirements for international conflict of interest, research integrity, and use of research results will be discussed.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    475.800.81 - Capstone Project in Research Administration

    $3566

    Marianne Woods

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    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: $175.00

    475.801.81 - Research and Thesis in Research Administration

    $3566

    Jeffrey Kantor

    Online 8/28 - 12/16

    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: $175.00