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This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program is entirely online and can help advance your career in research administration.
Students interested in Research Administration will have the opportunity to learn about the complex environment that supports academic research. This will include topics such as historical and evolutionary perspectives, legal issues in research, contract management, and safeguarding confidential information. Many students interested in this degree will work in the following fields: data analysis, grant writing, clinical research, patient care, mental health, epidemiology, clinical trials, collaborations, personnel management, etc.
Applications for admission to the fall term are due by July 15.
According to the US Department of Labor, employment of researchers is projected to grow 9% to as high as 30% in some fields from 2014 to 2024. The knowledge and training you'll receive in the Research Administration Certificate Program will prepare you to jump-start your career in a number of rapidly growing fields, including:
- Grant Writing
- Clinical Research
- Data Analysis
- Clinical Trials
- Academic Research Institutions
Research Administration is a 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate program offered in an asynchronous, 100% online environment. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. There are no online meetings or set times when you'll need to log in; just submit your coursework before the posted deadline, and check back in for feedback from your instructors and classmates.
As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in research administration. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a health, scientific, or academic background who are employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this specialization.
Program Completion Timeline
- All four courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within one year.
- Participants can start the program at the start of any term.
- Although most students complete the program within one year, you will be allowed up to three years to complete the program.
The Research Administration certificate is a stackable credential that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health Sciences. The 30-credit MS Health Science program is available entirely online and can be completed by a working professional is as little as 18 months. Upon the successful completion of the certificate, all 12 of the credits are completely transferrable to the MS Health Science program and the GRE requirement is waived. This means that when you finish your certificate, you'll be 18 credits away from a Master's degree!
Want to know more about the 18 credits? See the core curriculum
If you prefer to complete the Master’s and certificate coursework concurrently, please submit your application for the Master’s program. In this case, the GRE requirement will not be waived.