The Graduate Certificate in Research Administration is a 18-credit online certificate that provides an overview of the core concepts in research administration for those interested in management within research organizations. The Certificate is intended to meet the needs of individuals seeking a focused experience in order to prepare for or advance their careers in research management and leadership. It is appropriate for students who seek to expand their knowledge, but who do not wish to commit to a master’s degree program.
CURRICULUMThe Graduate Certificate in Research Administration requires 18 credit hours of online courses that provide an overview of the core concepts in research administration. Students take 12 credit hours of required courses and choose 6 credit hours of elective courses.
|Total Credit Hours Required:|
Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree|
Required Courses—12 Credit Hours
- PAD 6742 Introduction to Research Administration (3 credit hours)
- PAD 6743 Leadership and Organization Models in Research Administration (3
- PAD 6747 Audits in Research Administration (3 credit
- PAD 6741 Research Integrity for Research Administrators (3
Elective Courses—6 Credit
Select two courses from the following list:
- PAD 6748
Governance and Regulatory Issues for Sponsored Programs (3 credit hours)
- PAD 6745 Contracting for Sponsored Programs (3 credit hours)
- PAD 6744 Financial Management in Research Administration (3 credit hours)
- PAD 6746 Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Commercialization (3
Cost Per Credit Hour
For the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration, the cost per credit hour is $655.62.*
*Fee is subject to change
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
All applicants to this
certificate program will be required to submit:
- An official transcript in a sealed envelope from each
- A current,
- Statement of Goals: This is a key
component of the admission review process and serves as an example of the
applicant's ability to express him or herself in writing. The goal statement
must be no longer than two pages and should address the following:
is your reason for pursuing graduate study in Research Administration,
including your future goals and plans?
- What specific areas of
Research Administration interest you?
- Working in Research
Administration is preferred, not required.
- Applicants who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Materials received after the established deadline may not be considered. Admission to this certificate is competitive; applicants meeting the minimum application requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.
Admission to this
certificate program is limited. Please refer to the specific MRA program
website for tuition rates. The University of Central Florida does not accept
State Employee Waivers for this certificate program.
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International Transfer Applicants
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.