MS in Research Administration
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.