Advanced Certificate in Research Administration

Format: Online

Research administration expertise is needed across a diverse group of organizations, including academic institutions, research institutes and centers, hospitals, clinics, and the pharmaceutical industry.

The online Advanced Certificate in Research Administration prepares professionals for careers in research administration by providing them with sufficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Financial research administration
  • Clinical research administration and compliance
  • Intellectual property, technology transfer, and commercialization

Graduates of this program are eligible to transfer into the MS in Research Administration and Compliance online degree program.

Career Prospects

According to, Research Administration Managers across the U.S. earned, on average, $75,875 per year and upwards of $137,189 per year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for research administrators to grow by 9.9% by 2026.

Students graduating from the Advanced Certificate in Research Administration can expect to become administrators at academic institutions, healthcare organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Numerous and diverse career positions within these sectors include, but are not limited to: Director of Sponsored Programs, Executive Director of Clinical Research Administration, Research Program Manager, Grants Administrator, Research Finance and Post Award Administrator.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are required to write a personal statement, upload a resume, and provide one letter of recommendation.

Application Deadlines

Applications for Fall 2019 are due by June 27, 2019

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Recent News About Advanced Certificate in Research Administration

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CUNY SPS Launches Online Graduate Research Administration and Compliance Programs

February 01, 2018

Fall 2018, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) will launch the first online MS in Research Administration and Compliance degree program in the country. The degree will create a clear and attainable career path for research administration and compliance staff to become competent, highly skilled leaders within these fields in a short period of time.