Johns Hopkins was built upon inquiry, discovery, and sharing knowledge. America’s first research institution is the premier place to prepare for an exciting career in research administration and leadership.

Degree Type:
Master of Science
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
12 courses
Time to Complete:
16 – 24 months

Program Overview

Behind the scenes of every research initiative are skilled and talented professionals who secure funding, manage projects, balance budgets, handle operations, ensure compliance, and provide support in many other capacities.

You will find research management professionals in higher education, technology firms, healthcare organizations, consumer products companies, industry think tanks, and government and nonprofit agencies.

Whether you’re a scientist looking to move into administration or are a seasoned business leader looking to take your skills in a new direction, the Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration will prepare you to start or advance a career in this rewarding field.

Research Management Skills

Build your knowledge and skills in all aspects of research administration from securing funding and project management to budgeting, compliance, and communication. You’ll gain this expertise and experience in courses such as:

  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Financial Management of Sponsored Programs
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
  • International Research Infrastructure and Management in Higher Education
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations & Defense Contracting
  • University-Corporate Relations

Study on Your Terms

Designed with working professionals in mind, you can complete your MS in Research Administration degree completely online.

Why Research Administration at JHU

Faculty of Leading Researchers and Administrators

Johns Hopkins research administration faculty members have the highest credentials in their fields. They have decades of experience managing research organizations and programs around the country and world.

Four Ways to Customize Your Degree

The three Focus Areas and the Area of Concentration within this master's degree program offer you significant flexibility to address your specific professional objectives.

Aligned With Professional Standards

Our program meets the standards of professional associations, such as the National Council of University Research Administrators, the Society of Research Administrators International, National Grants Management Associations, and the Research Administrators Certification Council.

Take the Next Step

Broaden your knowledge of the research industry in the U.S. and around the world with an online master’s program from JHU.

Contact Us for More Information

Advanced Academic Programs Admissions

Audience Menu