Advanced Certificate in Research Administration

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 5, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: December 3, 2020

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 PayScale.com, U.S. compliance managers earn salaries that range between $75,875 and $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: director of sponsored programs, executive director of clinical research, 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

  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 5, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: December 3, 2020
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