Master’s and Graduate Level


Master’s and Graduate Level

Graduate Certificate Online1 year

Community College Faculty Preparation


The Community College Faculty Preparation certificate program is currently on hiatus and will not be running a 2024 cohort. Please check back for future updates.


Alum of Sac State’s College of Continuing Education Named Teacher of the Year

Donja Harding

Congratulations are in order to Donja Harding, who was named the 2023 Natomas Unified School District Teacher of the Year. Harding is a proud alum of the Community College Faculty Preparation program, offered by Sac State’s College of Continuing Education (CCE).

Master's Master's DegreeOnline1 – 1.5 years

Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum & Instruction)


The Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) is intended for teachers in schools and other educational organizations. With an emphasis on classroom-based research, the program focuses on real-world, hands-on issues that instructors face on a daily basis. Educators will learn to develop and enhance expertise in their particular field of interest related to K-12, after-school, or adult education.

Master's Master's DegreeOnline

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies  
(Workforce Development Leadership)


Workforce Development has emerged as a vibrant field in professional education and training. In educational settings, workforce development unites the activities of many units, blending academic, career and technical studies, and advising and counseling. 


Nothing Can Be Changed Until It is Faced: Meet Dr. Angelo Williams

Recently named one of the Top 20 Black Change Makers by The Sacramento Bee, Dr. Angelo Williams is doing just that: creating change in Sacramento in many areas and on many levels.


Cultivating New Leaders

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Workforce Development has emerged as a vibrant field in professional education and training. In educational settings, workforce development unites the activities of many units, blending academic, career and technical studies, and advising and counseling.

Master's Online1 year

Master of Arts in Universal Design for eLearning


The new Master of Arts in Universal Design for eLearning is a project-based program that prepares students for careers in online and hybrid education and training fields. There is a fast-growing need for teachers, trainers, and instructional designers well versed in universal and inclusive learning design considerations that meet the needs of all learners in digital spaces. With the recent shift in educational modalities, it is imperative that educators improve the design of online and hybrid learning spaces to reach every student.

Article Sacramento State News

Sac State launches new graduate degree
Meant to make online learning spaces more inclusive

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A new graduate degree program at Sacramento State will help educators and others ensure the teaching and training they provide in digital spaces is accessible to all learners.

Master's Master's DegreeHybrid2 years

Master of Public Health


The Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Policy and Leadership is designed to provide advanced training to address the health needs of diverse communities. Students will learn how to enhance their practical skills for implementation of health policies and promotional tools to reduce health risks and protect populations. They will also gain the tools to work with legislators, health advocates and leaders in the profession to impact policies and regulations that affect public health.

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MPH Courses

The program provides advanced training in mixed methodology, so some courses cover quantitative analysis from a variety of applications, while others cover qualitative analysis across several applications.  The concentration is in Health Promotion, Policy and Leadership.  There is fundamental training in epidemiology and biostatistics, with more advanced training in Program Planning and Policy Analysis. 

Learn more about MPH courses in the university catalog.


Master of Science in Accountancy

The Master of Science in Accountancy (MS/Accountancy) program is in response to new developments in the accounting and business worlds. Significant changes in the regulatory climate, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, have increased the need for graduate-level education. The 150-credit hour education requirement established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) also has significantly increased the demand for graduate education in accounting.


Online MSA Accountancy program vaults up national rankings

Sacramento State’s online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program came in at 59th in a national ranking of the best online graduate business programs conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

The ranking vaults the University 16 places against 2017. It also places Sac State second among the 23 CSUs; Fullerton tied for ninth.


Sac State Makes Top 100 Business Programs List

Sacramento State has cracked U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Best Online Graduate Business Programs for its Master of Science in Accountancy (MsA) program.

The program was ranked No. 70 in the nation by the publication, the first time it has made the Top 100 list – ahead of some noted institutions such as Texas A&M and the University of Massachusetts.


Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

This is a cohort-based, fully online program. Students complete 2 courses per semester, completing their degree in only 21 months. Synchronous work will be scheduled one evening per week for each course for a total of two evenings a week each semester of the program.

This fully online, program prepares students to connect data and models to substantive business problems so effective business decisions can be made.


Master of Science in Finance

Sacramento State’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) is a one-year, cohort-based program that admits one cohort per year in the Fall semester. The MSF prepares students with a rigorous training in finance and builds a strong foundation of investment analysis and portfolio management skills, as well as practical knowledge needed in today’s investment industry. The program incorporates significant portions of the curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) curriculum.


MBA for Executives

Sacramento State’s Masters of Business Administration for Executives is a renowned and proven program that can be completed in 15-months. It is an AACSB-accredited degree designed for experienced professionals who aspire to leadership positions. Since 2005 the College of Business Administration has graduated over 650 EMBA students and continues to fuel top positions within leading Fortune 500 companies in Sacramento and the Bay Area. 

Master's 1 year

Online iMBA

This is a cohort-based, fully online, 12 month MBA program. Courses are four (4) weeks long with synchronous and asynchronous times assigned for a total of 45 contact hours per course.

This fully online, AACSB accredited program prepares students from the United States and around the world to be business leaders in the global marketplace.

International students will not be issued an F-1 student visa for this program as it is a completely online program.

Program Overview Sacramento2 months

Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Social Work


School social work (SSW) is a challenging yet rewarding profession. In schools, social workers often serve as the liaison between parents/guardians, the school administration and the community.
Master's Hybrid1 year

School Nurse Credential + Master’s Degree in Nursing


In California school nursing is considered to be a highly specialized area of nursing practice requiring additional education and clinical preparation. The College of Continuing Education, in partnership with the Sacramento State School of Nursing, is offering the School Nurse Credential (SNC) program. The SNC program began in 1966 and is academically based in the nursing graduate program at Sacramento State.


What Our Alumni Said

“I am very grateful for education at Sacramento State. My assessment, public speaking, planning, and collaboration skills are much better for having participated in this program. I see myself differently now, and believe for the first time that I am a leader in nursing.

I currently have a great job, and feel that my education, combined with my experience, helped prepare me for the role.”

Pam Whipple, School Nurse Credential + Master’s Degree in Nursing

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School Nurse/MSN Courses