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Research Administration

Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

Groundbreaking research doesn't happen in a vacuum. Researchers in academia, R&D and nonprofit agencies rely on countless others to support their work. Our graduate certificate in research administration prepares you for these vital roles.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Part-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online
Program Length: 1 year
Credit Hours: 18

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Research needs planning and oversight. Writing grants is just the start — managers need to ensure projects stay on time, on budget and in compliance with funding requirements.

Learn to monitor and support research programs in our research administration program. This graduate certificate, offered online, will teach you best practices in:

  • Project management.
  • Sponsored projects.
  • Grant writing.
  • Financial analysis.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Team building.

Your classes will cover topics such as:

  • Contract administration.
  • Ethics.
  • Budgeting.
  • Research facility operations.

Program Highlights

The research administration graduate certificate will sharpen your personal brand as you pursue your career goals.

  • Learn wherever you live. This program is taught entirely online.
  • Credits you earn for this graduate certificate will transfer toward a master's degree in research administration.
  • Ideal for an administrator, manager or researcher who wants to pursue a career in research administration.

Careers & Outcomes

Anywhere researchers are found, research administrators are found, too. You may work at a government agency, think tank, college or university, or other institute.

Career Projected Salary
Legal Researcher $39,178
Grants Manager/Administrator $50,574
Research Analyst $55,073
Research Associate $56,934
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