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Graduate Programs in Research Administration

World-class research instruction in a part-time format for working professionals.

Transform your career with a master's degree from the nation's first research institution, Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs (AAP). AAP offers flexible, online options with the advantage of the world-class instruction and high-level interaction that are the foundation of the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence. AAP's goal is to offer new, innovative academic programs that meet the needs of today's working professional.

Master of Science in Research Administration

The Master of Science in Research Administration program examines how research is conducted and led in the U.S. and internationally, in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. In 12 courses, you'll learn to manage sponsored research programs, including handling finance and information technology issues, while ensuring compliance with the relevant legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks.

Whether you're an established research practitioner or new to research administration, JHU AAP's MS in Research Administration program is designed to meet industry needs by aligning its learning outcomes to major associations like the National Council for University Research Administration (NCURA), Society for Research Administration (SRA), National Grants Management Association (NGMA), and the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

Graduate Certificate in International Research Administration Management

The Graduate Certificate in International Research Administration Management is offered as a stand-alone option, or as an additional credential to those completing the MS in Research Administration degree. In five focused courses, you'll explore the application of international research and contracting, and prepare for a career in managing internationally sponsored research.

Why Choose JHU?

  • World-Class Learning: Learning remotely means you can learn from the best. At JHU AAP, you'll learn from faculty and guest lecturers who are leaders in research from around the globe.
  • Interdisciplinary Programs: Cross-functional coursework prepares you to work in higher education, government agencies, and independent foundations.
  • Asynchronous Courses: Learn when and where it's best for you—around the schedule of your full-time job or other commitments.
  • Rich Interaction: Faculty are available for group and private online discussions. Students from around the world can interact easily with one another through multiple digital mediums.
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