Research Administration

Graduate Certificate

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

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.

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
This course cover the general management concepts in preparation for leadership roles in research administration.
Offered occasionally
This course provides an overview of financial and non-financial audit process for research contracts and grants.
Offered occasionally
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 1; the deadline to apply for spring admission is Dec. 1.

For more information on admissions, please contact our graduate advisor, Nasrin Lakhani.

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Academic Program Coordinator
Angela White-Jones, Ph.D.