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:
Online
Requirements:
12 courses
Time to Complete:
16 – 24 months
Tuition:

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

Research Administration Career Opportunities

You’ll find a wide variety of research management careers within all kinds of industries. Titles might include:

  • Grants manager
  • Project manager or director
  • Research program manager
  • Research scientist
  • Scientific review officer
  • Clinical research manager
  • Research analyst
  • Manager, research contracts
  • Regulatory associate
  • Compliance officer
  • Associate or Assistant Vice President/Vice Chancellor for research

Additionally, since many research foundations staff projects, manage finances, and communicate success stories, you can also find leadership roles in HR, accounting, marketing, and operations.

Study on Your Terms

Designed with working professionals in mind, you can complete your MS in research administration 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 Career-Focused Concentrations

Specialize on one of four curriculum tracks: Program Administration and Facilitation; Financial Management of Sponsored Programs; Compliance, Legal and Regulatory Issues; and International Research Administration Management.

Aligned With Professional Standards

Our program meets the standards of professional associations, such as the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI), National Grants Management Associations, and the Research Administrators Certification Council. Additionally, there is a 10% tuition discount if you are an NCURA and/or SRAI member.

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.

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Advanced Academic Programs Admissions

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