Degree Requirements

Twelve courses are required to complete the Research Administration degree.

Four Core courses:

A student must choose two of the three Curriculum Tracks. Courses, other than core courses not in the chosen Curriculum Tracks will not count toward graduation.

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Curriculum Track 1
Program Administration and Facilitation
(One track required course and choose any three courses)

Interdisciplinary Courses

Curriculum Track 2
Financial Management of Sponsored Programs
(One track required course and choose any three courses)

Interdisciplinary Courses

Curriculum Track 3
Compliance, Legal and Regulatory Issues
(One track required course and choose any three courses)

Interdisciplinary Courses

Capstone

 

The Capstone Project Course is one of two courses that a student may select after having successfully completed 10 courses in the MS in Research Administration Program. This course 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. 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.475.802.

The Research and Thesis Course is one of two courses that a student may select after having successfully completed 10 courses in the MS in Research administration Program. This course 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. 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.475.802.

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.