Research Administration

University of Central Florida

Master Online
12 months
25036 USD/year
25036 USD/year
11804 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Research administrators facilitate important work that spurs advancements across a wide variety of industries. When you earn your master's degree in the Research Administration program of University of Central Florida, you’ll enhance the qualifications and skills you need to deepen research that fuels innovation.


Equip leaders and organizations to conduct ethical, smart research.

Through UCF Online you’ll acquire knowledge in important topics, including research, development and sponsored projects. You’ll graduate with a deep understanding of organizational development, financial management, contract negotiation, proposal development, and legal, ethical and regulatory compliance. In addition, you’ll be equipped to protect intellectual property and seek out new areas for collaboration.

The Research Administration program of University of Central Florida is offered completely online. Its flexible coursework prepares students to work in a variety of environments, including universities, hospitals, industry, research institutes and more. Get started today and harness the full power of transformative research.

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Associate Or Assistant Vice President Of Research
  • Clinical Research Administrator
  • Contracts And Grants Manager
  • Contracts Negotiator
  • Director Of Export Controls
  • Director Of Research Operations
  • Grant Specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Governance and Regulatory Issues for Sponsored Programs 
  • Leadership and Organization Models in Research Administration 
  • Financial Management in Research Administration
  • Contracting for Sponsored Programs
  • Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Commercialization
  • Audits in Research Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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.
  • Résumé: The most current, professional resume should be provided.
  • Statement of goals.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
  • All International students must meet university minimum TOEFL requirements regardless of the language in which the undergraduate program was completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12518 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12518 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5902 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Research Administration
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