Graduate Programs

California State University, Sacramento

Office of Graduate Studies

California State University, Sacramento

River Front Center, Room 206
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Tel: (916) 278-6470

The Graduate Experience
Located on a large campus, California State University, Sacramento's graduate program prides itself on its small-school feel. Intimate class settings help to build concrete relationships between the educator and student while creating a solid student community within the classroom. Staff and faculty maintain active involvement and provide a strong support system throughout the student's graduate career. Promoting and cultivating such a socially diverse environment requires accommodating changing needs. This is most commonly practiced by an open-minded and student-focused standard of instruction and reinforcement.

Totaling more than 28,000 students, Sacramento State is one of the larger campuses in the 23campus California State University system, with graduate students playing an intricate part. The university is organized around seven colleges: Arts & Letters, Business Administration, Education, Engineering & Computer Science, Health & Human Services, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and Social Science & Interdisciplinary Studies. The ambitious Destination 2010 initiative is designed to make the university a destination campus for the West and a premier metropolitan university through improvements to academic and student programs, new facilities, and enhanced community ties. A Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership is planned for fall 2007, pending CSU approval and WASC accreditation.

Student Success
Sacramento State provides programs of instruction leading toward master's degrees in 40 disciplines and two joint doctoral programs. Its student-to-faculty ratio is about 21-to-1.

Some quick facts about the graduate programs:

  • The graduate enrollment is 2,390 women and 2,472 men.
  • Ethnic minorities comprise more than 30 percent.
  • There were 1,202 master's degrees awarded in 2004-05.

Sacramento Campus
California State University, Sacramento is part of a fast-growing metropolitan area with 2 million people in the heart of Northern California. The city is centrally located among a number of outstanding Northern California attractions including Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Sacramento is also the seat of government for the most populous state in the nation. Additionally, Sacramento hosts the world's largest traditional jazz festival each Memorial Day weekend. The city's popular attractions include the California State Capitol, the State Railroad Museum, the Golden State Museum, and the Crocker Art Museum. The area is also home to two professional basketball teams, the NBA's Kings and the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs, as well as to AAA baseball's Sacramento River Cats.

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Last Update: June 07, 2016