Master's Degrees

The Educational Leadership department provides two Master of Science programs.  The MS in Higher Education (MSHE) and the MS in Educational Leadership and 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 Leadership and Administration are teachers in the P-12 setting who hold a teaching or services credential.

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Master's in Higher Education Program (MSHE)

The M.S. 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

Sessions for fall 2022 admission cycle have concluded.

  • Tues., Sept. 14, 2021 | 5:30PM-6:30PM | Zoom
  • Tues., Oct. 19, 2021 | 5:30PM-6:30PM | In person, Gordon Hall (GH-252)
  • Wed., Nov. 17, 2021 | 5:30PM-6:30PM | In person, Gordon Hall (GH-252)
  • Fri., Dec. 3, 2021 | 2:30PM-3:30PM | Zoom










Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration (MSEDAD)

and/or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

People who apply to this Master's 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 Leadership and Administration as well as the PASC*.

Program Information

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msedad and PASC information sessions for spring 2023 admission

Please register here Opens in new window in order to attend one of our program information sessions. Zoom link will be provided prior to the session meeting. If you have questions, please contact our departmentOpens in new window .

  • Tues., Aug. 9, 2022 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Zoom 

  • Thurs., Sept. 8, 2022 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Zoom 

  • Tues., Oct. 4, 2022 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Zoom

  • Thurs., Oct. 20, 2022 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Zoom

  • Thurs., Nov. 3, 2022 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Zoom

*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.