Master of Science in Education

The Educational Leadership department holds two Master's of Science programs.  The MS in Education with a concentration in Higher Education (MSHE) and the MS in Educational Administration (MSEDAD).  Our degree programs support the growth of leaders for Pre K-12 schools, community colleges, and higher education.  Students interested in pursuing a career working with post secondary students in the community college or 4-year setting should apply to the MS in Higher Education program.  Students interested in our MS in Educational Administration are teachers in the P-12 setting who hold a teaching or services credential.

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Master in Higher Education Program (MSHE)

The M.S. in Education with a Concentration in Higher Education is designed to prepare entry-level professionals and career changers to assume professional roles that support student learning and development. Graduates of this program might work in offices such as orientation, housing, residential life, TRIO, minority and international affairs, financial aid, academic advising, alumni relations and similar college or university offices.

Program Information


MSHE information sessions for fall 2022 admission











MS Educational Administration and/or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (MSEDAD)

People who apply to our program are working in P-12 settings as teachers, other professionals who possess a California teaching or services credential, or are students from outside of the US who want to develop their skills as educational leaders. Our degree courses can also be applied toward the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) so that at the end of the program graduates can have both the M.S. in Educational Administration and the PASC*.

Program Information

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msedad information sessions for FALL 2022 admission

Please attend one of the scheduled MSEDAD/PASC information sessions. 

*Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available within programs or departments.