Research Administration

Put research into action with a degree in research administration. This fast-growing, dynamic field offers a variety of positions within colleges and universities, hospitals, institutes and government agencies. Research administrators optimize the research agenda for their organization by seeking funding opportunities, writing grants, reviewing proposals, negotiating contracts, managing budgets and ensuring compliance, among other duties.

At the UCF School of Public Administration, we offer both a Master of Research Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Research Administration. Graduates of these programs work at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Florida Hospital and the Sanford Burnham Research Institute.

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Research Administration – Our 36-credit-hour online degree provides the professional skills and management techniques to prepare individuals to practice as highly trained and ethical research managers.
  • Graduate Certificate in Research Administration – Our 18-credit-hour online certificate is more broad than the degree, providing an overview of the core concepts of research administration. Credits from the completed certificate can be put toward the MRA, providing a flexible segue for those desiring to continue their education in the field.