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Office of Research Affairs

Division of Academic Affairs
Hornet Bookstore, Suite 3400
(916) 278-7565

The Office of Research Affairs (ORA), as part of Academic Affairs, reports to the Provost and works to expand the research capacity and outreach of Sacramento State faculty, students and research staff. ORA supports faculty pursuing external funds for research projects (proposal development, submission assistance, project coordination, and related infrastructure needs) as well as program development initiatives. On behalf of the University, we submit faculty grant and contract proposals, administer internal research funds and recognition programs, facilitate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and coordinate patent and tech transfer activities as well as provide a full range of research integrity and compliance functions for the research enterprise.

Post-award account administration for sponsored agreements and related accounts is handled through the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) of University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI). SPA professional staff work in coordination with ORA to support, accept and administer the awards faculty receive from federal, state, and private funding agencies.

Office of Global Education

Lassen Hall 2304
(916) 278-6686

The mission of the Office of Global Education (OGE) begins with the basic premise; international education increases the future value of anyone's education, in any country, in any field, at any phase of one's career. OGE promotes international education by encouraging students and scholars to pursue educational opportunities abroad and administering a variety of international academic programs; by recruiting, enrolling, and retaining a large and geographically diverse population of international students and scholars; and by developing and maintaining strong partnerships with members of the university community both on and off campus.

Faculty Programs

In collaboration with Academic Affairs, OGE offers the following services to faculty:

• Assistance making contacts with colleagues at affiliated institutions abroad;
• Advising for faculty exchange opportunities for one semester or one year;
• Official advisories for international travelers;
• Information on faculty development seminars abroad;
• Information and advising regarding the International Research Scholar Program.

International Student and Scholar Programs

International students and scholars from more than a hundred nations come to California State University, Sacramento to pursue academic programs or conduct research. OGE administers a variety of programs (from pre-arrival to post-graduation) aimed at integrating international students and scholars into campus and community life, and providing them with ongoing support and advising throughout their affiliation with the University.

Study Abroad

OGE staff administers academic exchange programs between California State University, Sacramento and universities in an array of locations including Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. OGE staff also assists with advising and applying to the California State University International Programs. Study abroad opportunities are available for almost every field of study. Students pay regular campus registration fees and are not charged international student tuition fees. They receive CSU resident credit while studying abroad and may apply their normal campus financial aid.

The California State University International Programs

401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Programs serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 50 distinguished universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, the International Programs also offers a wide selection of study abroad destinations and learning environments.

Griffith University
Macquarie University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Queensland
University of Western Sydney
Victoria University

Concordia University (Montreal)

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)

Peking University (Beijing)

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen)


Institut Catholique de Paris
Universit√© d’Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence)
Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII
Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Université d' Evry Val d'Essonne
Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg

Univeristy of Ghana, Legon

University of Haifa

CSU Study Center (Florence)
Universitá degli Studi di Firenze
Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze

Waseda University (Tokyo)
University of Tsukuba

Yonsei University (Seoul)

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Campus Querétaro

South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Granada
Universidad de Jaén

Uppsala University

National Taiwan University (Taipei)

United Kingdom
Bradford University
Bristol University
Hull University
Kingston University
Swansea University

International Programs pays tuition and administrative costs abroad for participating California resident students to a similar extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all CSU tuition and program fees, personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, and living expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Programs, in most programs students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs or courses in China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan. California Community Colleges transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges. Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program for which they apply, and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained on campus at the Office of Global Education, or by visiting

College of Continuing Education

(916) 278-4433

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) complements the mission of Sacramento State by providing access to high quality, affordable educational programming and services that meet the needs of individual students, academic institutions, working professionals, and employer organizations. Through CCE, individuals have access to both credit and non-credit offerings where they can prepare for promotion, improve their language skills, enhance their professional skills or seek a new career path. Many offerings do not require formal admission to the University.

CCE is also one of the top professional development providers in the capital region, helping public and private organizations improve employee effectiveness to support organizational success. Courses are scheduled for adults and working professionals, and classes are taught by university faculty industry experts who offer real-world experience using adult learning methodologies.

Certificate and Professional Development Programs

CCE certificate and professional development programs offer specialized training in specific career areas. Programs are conveniently scheduled and can typically be completed in less than one year. Practicing professionals present coursework that is current and relevant to real world situations and career requirements. Program areas include: business operations, organizational development, management and leadership, criminal justice and K-18 education and administration.

Degree and Credential Programs

CCE administers several degree completion programs including the Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies, which is offered on ground in Sacramento with an online option pending approval. Other degree completion programs are offered in the areas of child development, criminal justice and nursing. For more information, see degree program requirements listed under Undergraduate Programs/Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs. The College of Continuing Education partners with other colleges on campus to administer degree and credential programs in convenient formats. Visit the CCE website at for the most current offerings.

Conference and Training Services

CCE's Conference and Training Services unit is recognized throughout California as a leader in the event planning industry. They offer a full range of services designed to anticipate and facilitate all aspects of a successful conference or training event. From project planning and budgeting to promotions and complete registration services, they can successfully plan and execute conferences and workshops of all sizes.

Custom/Customized Training

CCE offers custom training solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of your organization. From an initial needs assessment through program planning and delivery, we work closely with you to ensure that program content and learning outcomes are aligned with your organization’s objectives. Our programs can be delivered on campus or onsite at your location.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute provides international learners with opportunities to obtain an excellent education while becoming familiar with people and cultures from around the world. Supported by a safe, friendly campus that offers a variety of educational and recreational opportunities, students develop English language and communication skills for professional, academic and social settings in seven levels of all multilingual areas (grammar, listening, reading, speaking vocabulary, and writing). New sessions begin every eight weeks.

Online Learning

CCE is committed to online learning and offers a variety of web-based and web-enhanced courses. Our interactive online courses provide you with the practical information you need to grow professionally and offer you full control over your learning experience and schedule. We approach the creation of our courses with a team of dedicated educators, curriculum designers and multimedia experts, who collaborate to guarantee a quality learning experience.

Open University

Open University allows individuals to enroll in regular university classes without going through the formal admission process. Individuals are admitted to Open University courses on a space-available basis upon departmental approval, if they meet the prerequisites. This program is ideal for those wishing to explore the university environment, raise their GPA or focus on a particular area of interest.

Special Sessions

Winter and Summer Sessions enable students to accelerate their degree requirements, pursue an area of interest or reduce their class load for the fall and spring semesters. Students can earn up to six units by taking Sacramento State courses during these special sessions.