The Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration provides students with an opportunity to learn from current leaders in the California judicial system. One of the few programs of its kind in the United States, graduates will learn the skills needed to make a difference in the successful practice of judicial administration – through their courts and their communities.
“Not only would I recommend the Judicial Administration program, I would say it is vital in gaining an edge when applying for an executive management position within the California trial courts. It puts you in the driver’s seat to be ready when the opportunity comes.”
-Rob Klotz, Spring 2015 Cohort
CEO, Superior Court of California, Amador County
Convenient scheduling supports working professionals
Courses provide the skills required to work with judges and stakeholders at higher levels in the court system
May be used toward the six units of elective credit required for a master’s degree at Sacramento State
Graduates of the judicial administration program often go on to leadership and career development opportunities within the judicial branch.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Master of Public Policy and Administration program at Sacramento State, or have an educational level of bachelor’s degree or above. It is strongly recommended that applicants be currently employed in the California judicial court system at the analyst level or above to ensure they are well prepared for the content of the courses.
PPA 291: Court Governance and Operations
PPA 292: Court Management
PPA 293: Court Leadership
PPA 294: Emerging Issues in Judicial Administration
Courses are offered using a combination of face-to-face instruction and online learning including video streaming. Each course meets for 16 weeks with one in-person class meeting in Northern California and one in-person class meeting in Southern California.
Each course also requires students to meet virtually on Wednesday evenings using Zoom. Students must have access to a computer, high speed Internet connection, speakers/headphones, and microphone.
Each course is 3 units. $450 per unit. One course is $1,350 or $5,400 total for the program. This price excludes books, and flight and hotel accommodations for the in-person class meetings in Northern and Southern California.
Please check with your court to see if they offer tuition reimbursement.