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Cohn Research Building
1735 W. Harrison St.,
Chicago, IL 60612
Bill Hendey, PhD
Phone: (312) 942-7120

Research Administration

The research administration program is designed to prepare formally trained, advanced-level personnel for research administration leadership positions at colleges and universities, government agencies, hospitals, non-profit agencies and industry.

The Master of Science in research administration program provides a unique online graduate education experience for current and future research administration professionals in all areas of research administration.

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Research Administration Program Objectives

  • Prepare competent, advanced-level research administrators for practice
  • Prepare leaders who are able to plan, develop and deliver high quality, cost-effective research administration services
  • Provide training in specific research administration areas
  • Develop individuals who can formulate appropriate questions, organize and test hypotheses and apply research results to the practice of research administration

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Admission to the Program

Prospective students must have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an U.S. accredited college or university.

Courses in accounting, statistics, economics and computer applications strengthen a candidate's application. While research administration experience is not required, the ideal candidate is working in a research administration or similar office and seeking to improve their skills.

Applicants who can arrange for a research practicum either at their place of employment, or near their home are highly encouraged to apply.

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