As a research administrator, you are on the front lines of innovation.

Your far-reaching responsibilities keep research projects on schedule, on budget and in compliance. Through your direction, advances in science, medicine and technology can see the light of day.

To help you move forward in the fast-growing field of research administration, Emmanuel College offers a Graduate Certificate in Research Administration. 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.

Students who enrolled in Emmanuel’s Graduate Certificate in Research Administration also have the option to apply their credits hours toward an Emmanuel MBA degree with a concentration in Research Administration.

The Curriculum

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

The graduate research administration certificate requires 15 credits (five courses). A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for completion of a graduate research administration certificate. Research administration courses are offered fully online in seven- week sessions which are conducted throughout the calendar year.

Required Research Administration Certificate courses:

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

  • RAC9010 Introduction to Research Administration
  • RAC9012 Financial Accounting for Sponsored Programs
  • RAC9016 Compliance, Regulatory Environments, and Legal Issues
  • RAC9018 Financial Management of Sponsored Programs
  • RAC9020 Contracts