63 - Number of undergraduates who earned a degree 2015-16
56 - Number of MPA graduates in 2015-16
57 - Number of MNM graduates in 2015-16
5 - Number of M.S.-URP graduates in 2015-16
17 - National ranking of the MNM program by U.S. News and World Report
63 - National ranking of the M.P.A. program by U.S. News and World Report
13 - Number of MRA graduates in 2015-16
193 - Total number of degrees awarded by SPA in 2015-16
School of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
4364 Scorpius Street Orlando, FL 32816-1395
Graduate Certificate in Research Administration
The Graduate Certificate in Research Administration is designed
to address specific areas of the research enterprise such as
organizational management and leadership, research integrity,
intellectual property, innovation and commercialization, and legal
and regulatory requirements for research. The certificate program
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 those who
seek to expand their knowledge, 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.
The Graduate Certificate in Research Administration is a
18-credit online certificate program 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.
Credit earned in the certificate program may be applied
toward the M.R.A. program. However, admission to the M.R.A. program
has separate requirements from those of the certificate
program, and students considering continuing into the master's
degree program should consult with a faculty adviser early in their
The Graduate Certificate in Research Administration requires
that students complete 18 credit hours of courses. Students
must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in order to be awarded the
certificate. The certificate program must be completed
within three years.
The 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 six credit hours of elective
Total Credit Hours Required Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours
beyond the bachelor's degree.
Required Courses-12 Credit Hours
PAD 6742 Introduction to Research Administration (3 credit
PAD 6743 Leadership and Organization Models in Research
Administration (3 credit hours)
PAD 6747 Audits in Research Administration (3 credit
PAD 6741 Research Integrity for Research Administrators (3
Elective Courses-6 Credit Hours
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
PAD 6744 Financial Management in Research Administration (3
PAD 6746 Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and
Commercialization (3 credit hours)
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree (GPA of 2.5
or above) from a regionally accredited institution. Admission
to this certificate program is limited.
Applicants must apply online. Applications must include
official transcripts, a resume and a statement of interest.
Employment in the field of research administration is preferred.
Please submit all requested material by the established deadline(s)
(see dates below).
Please note: Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not
permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in
the states listed below. If you reside in one of these states, you
may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a UCF online
program. Please contact your state's higher education regulation
authorities or the UCF College of Graduate Studies
for more details.