12 months
Tuition fee
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The Education (Higher Education Leadership) programs at California State University Sacramento aims to develop TK-12, higher education, and workforce development leaders from diverse backgrounds who will positively impact all educational settings. 


The Education (Higher Education Leadership) program at California State University Sacramento specifically focuses on cultivating leaders who promote learning, equity, social justice and achievement for all students. 


  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies seeks to prepare transformational leaders with the capacity to effectively facilitate and manage change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Higher Education Leadership 
  • Diversity in Higher Education
  • Education Research
  • Advanced Seminar: Program Development and Evaluation 
  • Advanced Seminar: Ethical Decision Making 
  • Meeting the Leadership Challenge

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Completion, and successful review, of Cal State Apply and program Supplemental application

Successful interview with faculty, demonstrating
  • Preparation for graduate level study
  • Professional experience at any level in higher education
  • Some leadership experience
  • Familiarity with current issues in education
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of higher education as a field
  • Entry level understanding of ethical leadership
  • Vision for P-16 education

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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