Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate

Overview Hybrid1.5 years

Judicial Administration


The Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration prepares future leaders to make a difference in how justice is provided in their courts and their communities.

The College of Continuing Education proudly offers this program in partnership with the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at Sacramento State. It was developed in close cooperation with the California Administrative Office of the Courts and others directly involved in judicial administration.


  • One of the few programs of its kind in the United States
  • Convenient scheduling supports working professionals
  • Courses provide the skills required to work with judges and stakeholders at higher levels in the court system
  • Learn from current leaders in the California judicial system during one of the most dynamic and innovative eras for the branch
  • May be used toward the six units of elective credit required for a master’s degree at Sacramento State


This certificate program is designed for highly motivated individuals currently working in the courts and for those interested in a potential career in court administration.

An executive or manager in today’s court system must be a jack-of-all-trades in legal and fiscal matters, human resources, as well as in facilities management and contract negotiation. The complexity and scope of executive/managerial jobs require future leaders to be skilled in using current technology, implementing innovative business theories and applying academic knowledge.


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.

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President Robert S. Nelsen at the Judicial Administration Graduation and Networking Event 2018 at Sacramento State Downtown

Judicial Administration Graduation and Networking Event 2018
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