Graduate Certificate in Research Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Research Administration is designed to address specific areas of research management such as intellectual property, innovation and commercialization, and legal and regulatory requirements for research. It is appropriate for those who seek to expand their knowledge in the field, but who may not wish to commit to a master’s degree program. Credits earned toward the certificate may be applied toward the Master of Research Administration if later accepted to that program.

Program Highlights
• 18 credit hours
• Can be completed online
• Credits may be applied to the Master of Research Administration

Program Director
Angela-White Jones
Lecturer
angela.white-jones@ucf.edu
407-823-2604

Curriculum
The Graduate Certificate in Research Administration requires 18 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including two elective courses and and the following four required courses. For more information on the curriculum, please visit the UCF Graduate Catalog.

PAD 6742: Introduction to Research Administration

This course provides an overview of research administration including history, roles and relationships, partnership, purpose and core value of research and research organizational types.
Offered occasionally

PAD 6743: Leadership and Organization Models in Research Administration

This course cover the general management concepts in preparation for leadership roles in research administration.
Offered occasionally

PAD 6747: Audits in Research Administration

This course provides an overview of financial and non-financial audit process for research contracts and grants.
Offered occasionally

PAD 6741: Research Integrity for Research Administrators

This course provides an overview of research integrity from the perspective of those in the field of research administration.
Offered in summer

Admissions and Advising
Prospective students seeking enrollment in the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration should submit the following for consideration:

  • An official, sealed transcript of each college or university attended, showing a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • A current resume
  • A goal statement, no longer than two pages, addressing the following:
    • What is your reason for pursuing this certificate and how does it fit into your future goals and plans?
    • What specific areas of research administration interest you?
    • What previous work experience do you have in the field?

The deadline to apply for fall admission is July 15 while the deadline to apply for spring admission is Dec. 1 and the deadline to apply for summer is April 15. For more information on admissions, please contact our graduate advisor, Nasrin Lakhani.