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Research Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
The Master in Research Administration provides the professional skills and management theories and techniques to prepare individuals to practice as highly trained and ethical research administrators. 
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Overview

The completely online program builds a solid foundation in research administration and leadership that enables graduates to work in a variety of research organizations such as universities, hospitals and medical centers, industry, and research institutes and centers.

Graduates of the program will be able to: integrate the history and values of the profession into a professional identity; apply organizational development theories in leadership and human resource management; demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with the legal, ethical and regulatory framework that governs research; apply sound financial management concepts in proposal development and funded sponsored projects; negotiate and monitor sponsored contracts and subcontracts; write and evaluate grant proposals; apply the law in regards to intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization; identify new areas for collaborative grant opportunities; and respond to financial and non-financial audits of research grants and contracts. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Research Administration 
  • Governance and Regulatory Issues for Sponsored Programs 
  • Leadership and Organization Models in Research Administration 
  • Financial Management in Research Administration 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An official transcript meeting the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), in a sealed envelope, from each college/university attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation specifically for the MRA program. Letters of recommendation should be from professors, researchers, or professional research administrators who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in graduate coursework and his or her work ethic.
  • Résumé: The most current, professional resume should be provided.
  • Statement of goals

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    288 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    288 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    288 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 288 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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