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Program at a Glance

Online Master’s
Community Innovation and Education
Per Credit Hour

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Most Innovative University 2020

Equip leaders and organizations to conduct ethical, smart research.

Research administrators facilitate important work that spurs advancements across a wide variety of industries. When you earn your Master of Research Administration, you’ll enhance the qualifications and skills you need to deepen research that fuels innovation.

Through UCF Online you’ll acquire knowledge in important topics, including research, development and sponsored projects. You’ll graduate with a deep understanding of organizational development, financial management, contract negotiation, proposal development, and legal, ethical and regulatory compliance. In addition, you’ll be equipped to protect intellectual property and seek out new areas for collaboration.

UCF Online’s Master of Research Administration is offered completely online. Its flexible coursework prepares students to work in a variety of environments, including universities, hospitals, industry, research institutes and more. Get started today and harness the full power of transformative research.

Online Master of Research Administration

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Application Deadline


July 1

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December 1

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July 1

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Admission Requirements

Applications for the Master of Research Administration program are accepted in the fall and spring. While the program is offered completely online — allowing for flexibility in completing the degree — some elective courses can be completed face-to-face; however, in-person classes are not a requirement. This program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA, but there is no GRE requirement.

Students should submit their applications, including any supporting materials, by the program’s deadline. Find the list of general UCF graduate admissions requirements. The Master of Research Administration program also requests the following for admission:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals

Frequently Asked Questions

Our application-management system makes it easy to send invitations to recommenders; however, contacting your recommenders ahead of time is important to verify contact information, such as an up-to-date email address.

No. You can upload unofficial transcripts for review when you submit your application. However, you will need to submit official transcripts in a sealed envelope before you can register for classes if admitted into the program.

Our program coordinators are here to support you. If you’re unsure whether you meet the admission criteria, we recommend contacting us directly so we can review your background and work experience prior to applying. To contact us, simply complete the information form on this page.

Our EMHA program follows a cohort model. Each term, a group of students will be admitted into the program and they will continue to study together throughout the course of the program. The benefits of this model include a greater sense of community, more opportunities for networking and collaboration, and more in-depth coverage of topics.

Approximately 30 students are admitted each fall and spring semester.

Students must enroll on a full-time basis and take two courses per semester. The EMHA program is designed for working professionals and can be completed within two years at full-time status while taking eight credit hours each semester. However, adjustments can be made if part-time status is necessary. Our team is here to talk through any concerns regarding part-time or full-time options.

The estimated cost per credit hour for our online EMHA program is $772.69, which includes university fees. Tuition rates and fees are subject to change. Additionally, UCF employee and state tuition waivers are not accepted for this program.

Yes, the tuition is flat rate so it is the same for all students.

No. Because the program is fully online, you do not need to be in the country to enroll.

You can apply via the College of Graduate Studies’ website. Prior to enrolling, we recommend you connect with one of our enrollment coordinators to discuss your specific situation and allow us to assist you during the application process. Contact us today by completing the information form on this page.

Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way. Connect with a coach now.