With the expansion of science and medical research in the United States and abroad, there has never been a more pressing need to address the training and advancement of research professionals. In the next eight to 10 years, projected growth in the industry shows promising signs for opportunity. As the nation’s first research university and the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending, Johns Hopkins is uniquely positioned to deliver a high-quality, interdisciplinary program.
The MS in Research Administration program is designed to benefit research practitioners, including those currently working in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations, as well as those who seek to begin a career in research administration. Students will examine how the research enterprise is organized and led across the U.S. and internationally. Both the non-profit and for-profit sectors will be examined to highlight any similarities and/or differences. Students will also learn about the management of sponsored research programs in areas related to finance, information technology, and legal, ethical, regulatory, and compliance considerations.
To foster career development, we designed this program to align with practitioner expectations, as well as with desirable outcomes identified by major associations, including the National Council for University Research Administration (NCURA), the National Grants Management Association (NGMA), and the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).
This is a 12-course degree program, with classes offered online. All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply for start dates in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
Through the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers flexible graduate degrees and certificate programs that respond to the unique educational requirements of working adults seeking to pursue their professional and personal development through academic exploration.
Onsite courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays to fit your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
AAP offers classes across four sites: Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C., Center near Dupont Circle; Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD; and online.
All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.