M.Sc. Online

Research Administration

Johns Hopkins University

16 months
4010 USD/module
4010 USD/module
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Johns Hopkins University was built upon inquiry, discovery, and sharing knowledge. America’s first research institution is the premier place to prepare for an exciting career in Research Administration and leadership.


Research Administration Program Overview

Behind the scenes of every research initiative are skilled and talented professionals who secure funding, manage projects, balance budgets, handle operations, ensure compliance, and provide support in many other capacities.

At Johns Hopkins University you will find research management professionals in higher education, technology firms, healthcare organizations, consumer products companies, industry think tanks, and government and nonprofit agencies.

Whether you’re a scientist looking to move into administration or are a seasoned business leader looking to take your skills in a new direction, the Johns Hopkins MS in Research Administration will prepare you to start or advance a career in this rewarding field.

Research Management Skills

Build your knowledge and skills in all aspects of research administration from securing funding and project management to budgeting, compliance, and communication. You’ll gain this expertise and experience in courses such as:

  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Financial Management of Sponsored Programs
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
  • International Research Infrastructure and Management in Higher Education
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations & Defense Contracting
  • University-Corporate Relations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Administration 
  • Organization and Leadership for Research Administration
  • Legal, Ethical, Regulatory and Compliance Issues
  • Capstone Project in Research Administration
  • Research and Thesis in Research Administration

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A current resume.
  • A statement of purpose (1-2 pages) that explains your reasons for seeking admission, addressing your analytical abilities and interest in studying the theory and practice of research administration.
  • Under “Recommendations,” include the contact information for two recommenders. They will be automatically emailed access information to the system. They can then complete and upload their recommendation form.  Choose two recommenders that verify professional and/or academic accomplishment.
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4010 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4010 USD per module during 16 months.
  • National

    4010 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4010 USD per module during 16 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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