Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Drives Research Innovation to New Heights

Jan 15, 2014, 14:34 ET from Johns Hopkins University

The nation's first research university announces a new online graduate program in Research Administration.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research in the United States and abroad has expanded rapidly in the last decade. According to the National Science Foundation, in 2012 total U.S. research and development (R&D) expenditures grew to over $450 billion. In R&D Magazine's 2014 Global Funding Forecast, the U.S. ranked first in the world for R&D investment across a variety of industries.

The Johns Hopkins Master of Science in Research Administration will equip students with the essential skills and tools to tap into this industry growth. Designed with a cutting-edge curriculum, this flexible program is ideal for students working in research fields such as higher education, government, law, and medicine. The online format allows students to collaborate beyond geographic barriers and provides instant access to industry leading faculty.

The MS in Research Administration aligns with practitioner expectations, as well as with outcomes identified by major associations, including the National Council for University Research Administration (NCURA), the National Grants Management Association (NGMA), and the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

Marianne Rinaldo Woods, Ph.D., J.D. is the Director of the Master of Science Program in Research Administration. Dr. Woods is the 2009 recipient of NCURA's highest honor, the Achievement in Research Administration Award. She is currently on the Board of Directors of NCURA.

Formerly Dr. Woods was the Senior Associate Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  In this position she was the Chief Operating Officer for the Division of Research and was responsible for oversight of all aspects of research including Sponsored Programs (pre and post award); Research Integrity; Research Support; Commercialization, Technology Transfer and Innovation.

For a program description and enrollment information, please visit the MS in Research Administration website. Dr. Woods welcomes inquiries at

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division within Johns Hopkins' Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offering part-time graduate degree and certificate programs for adults seeking professional and personal enrichment. Classes are held in three locations:  Montgomery County Campus, Homewood Campus and in Washington, DC. In addition to onsite courses, AAP offers a large variety of online courses including a number of programs that are fully online. Visit for more information.

CONTACT: Laura Jack, 202-452-1910,

SOURCE Johns Hopkins University