MS Research Administration

As a research administrator, you are on the front lines of innovation. Through your direction, advances in science, medicine and technology can see the light of day.

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Why Get Your Master of Science in Research Administration?

Designed with mid-level research administrators in mind, Emmanuel College’s program can help you get to the next stage of your career as a manager or leader. Our graduates work in all corners of the country, and our network includes professionals across all facets of research administration. 

Students are taught and supported by exceptional practitioners from diverse backgrounds who understand the contemporary trends and standards in the research administration field. Courses can be completed entirely online in an asynchronous format, which allows students to take part from anywhere.


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Program Highlights

Flexible, online classes: To fit your busy schedule, our comprehensive program is offered fully online. Courses are seven-weeks long and are conducted throughout the calendar year.

A focus on career advancement: Our programs go well beyond exam preparation to give you the rigorous grounding and industry perspective that employers want most. Hone your real-world skills and tap into our professional affiliations and networking resources to find new opportunities to move ahead.

Learn from seasoned professionals: Our faculty, drawn from around New England and across the country, boast significant academic accomplishments and years of real-world research administration success in fields such as healthcare and higher education.

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“The Emmanuel Research Administration program gave me experience to approach grants and research administration as a primary change agent on campus. From new program development to curriculum and technology needs, I actively serve our staff and faculty to obtain the funds necessary for the campus to grow and thrive. I hold the joyful position of supporting my faculty and advancing my university because of the skills I acquired at Emmanuel College." 

Janice Adamson Splawn, G ’14, Director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, University of St. Thomas

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Program Goals

Emmanuel’s intensive, integrated program is designed to help you:

  • Develop the managerial skills needed to advance as a leader within the field of research administration.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the entire life cycle of the research administration process, transforming you into a well-rounded professional, ready to move your career forward.
  • Gain valuable exposure to practical, solution-oriented outcomes and learn how to apply such skills in the workplace.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application (No GRE or GMAT scores required)
  • Official transcript(s) from all regionally accredited academic institutions attended; a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or above is generally expected for acceptance
  • Two completed Graduate & Professional Programs Recommendation forms
  • Admissions essay
  • Current résumé

Why Emmanuel?

Learn more about why students like you choose Emmanuel College for their education.

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Personal Attention

Small classes inspire spirited discussion, and our faculty makes it a priority to know and value each student as a unique individual, recognizing your academic and personal strengths.

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Expert Instruction

Led by industry professionals and designed to help you work and learn at the same time, our programs help students commit whole-heartedly to their careers by surrounding them in an atmosphere of professional success.

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Experience Boston

Whether you choose to study in-person or online, take advantage of Emmanuel’s location and connections within Boston. It is the top city for entrepreneurial growth and innovation, as well as one of the best markets for healthcare and business professionals.

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Flexible Programs

Our accelerated schedule allows you to proceed to degree completion at your own pace. Courses are completed in seven-week intervals with six sessions throughout the academic year. Face-to-face classes are held in the evenings with fully online and hybrid classes offered for some programs as well.

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Internships & Employer Network

Internships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students, and students benefit from the extensive employer network in the Longwood Medical & Academic Area.

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Supportive Academic Environment

Work with a dedicated academic advisor and access an array of academic support services including: Emmanuel’s Academic Resource Center, Career Center, Disability Support Services and Library Learning Commons.

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