Russell Sage College Graduate Programs

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For more than 100 years, Sage has provided professional training within a liberal arts foundation, graduating well-prepared and wellrounded individuals who excel in the workforce. Since 1949, our innovative graduate programs have provided an additional level of experience to advance careers and deepen personal growth.

While you may know us as The Sage Colleges, we're pleased to welcome you to our newly unified institution: Russell Sage College. Our two distinct campuses in the neighboring cities of Albany and Troy, New York, offer learning environments that are both accessible and constructive. Small classes are led by experienced and respected professionals who value their students. Graduate students participate in independent and faculty-sponsored research, take part in field and clinical placements, and build professional networks through symposiums and conferences.

Understanding the needs of our graduate learners, many of whom are working adults, Sage offers convenient, flexible schedules that include evening, weekend, and online classes. And we provide all this professional value at an affordable cost.

esteves school of education

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the Esteves School of Education’s master’s and doctoral programs meet the highest standards in the field. Graduates are highly effective educators, school counselors, and school leaders who believe in full inclusion, value diversity, and are knowledgeable about best practices.

· Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) · Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism (Online M.S.) · Childhood/Literacy Education (M.S.) · Childhood/Special Education (M.S.) · Literacy Education (M.S. Ed.) · Literacy/Special Education (M.S.) · Professional School Counseling (M.S.) · Professional School Counseling (Advanced Certificate) · School District Leader (Advanced Certificate) · School Health Education (M.S.) · Special Education (M.S. Ed.) MEET THE DEAN

John J. Pelizza, Ph.D.


Dr. Pelizza joined Sage in 1974 as a faculty member in the department of health education. A sought-after expert in change, productivity, and team building, Dr. Pelizza has spoken to hundreds of organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Sage prepared me in a lot of ways, but I think the BIGGEST thing I took away from Sage was how to be a reflective teacher. Patrick Farley, M.S. ’12

Third and fourth grade teacher, Crystal Lake Elementary School 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year finalist Childhood Education program

school of health sciences

Programs in the School of Health Sciences focus on academic excellence, innovative teaching, inter-professional education, and applied learning, creating opportunities across diverse community and health care settings. Together faculty and students engage in high profile initiatives and health science research within the Capital Region’s leading health science facilities and beyond.

· Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) · Community Psychology (M.A.) Counseling & Community Psychology (M.A.) · Forensic Mental Health (M.S.) Forensic Mental Health (Certificate) · Nursing (M.S.) Nursing (Post-Masterʼs Certificate) · Applied Nutrition (Online M.S.) Dietetic Internship (Advanced Certificate) Nutrition and Dietetics (M.S.) · Occupational Therapy (M.S.)


Kathleen Kelly, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., F.N.P.


Dean, associate professor, and director of the nursing science in education and leadership program, Dr. Kelly has a strong clinical background, with expertise in translational research, health policy, and program evaluation. The recipient of significant external funding, including a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, she has presented internationally and published numerous peer-reviewed articles.

The professors...are of the highest caliber. They are attentive to the needs of the students...they challenge us to shoot for our goals. My success is directly related to the quality of the program. David Pierce, M.A. ʼ18

Counseling & Community Psychology program

school of management

Accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, programs in the School of Management are led by accomplished faculty with expertise in health services administration, human resources, marketing, and nonprofit management.

· Business Administration (MBA)* · Health Services Administration (M.S.)* · Organization Management (M.S.)* *Available online and on campus

Students in the health services administration program may combine a master’s degree with a dietetic internship, and those pursuing an MBA may concentrate in finance, strategy, health management, marketing, or human resources. Capstone projects provide an opportunity to delve into a specific discipline or build expertise in a new area.


Kimberly Fredericks, Ph.D.


Dean, associate professor, and chair of graduate programs, Dr. Fredericks has expertise in social network analysis and evaluation within the public and nonprofit health care sectors. Dr. Fredericks was recently awarded a grant from the National Academy of Sciences and serves as a consultant for the Center for International Development.

Sage provided me [with] a solid foundation for business knowledge in health care. I entered my first leadership position in health care equipped with the information needed to think critically and strategically. Meghan Keating Finneran, FACHE, M.S. ’11

Senior Practice Administrator, Rochester Regional Health Health Services Administration program

applying to sage Application to Sage is free through our online portal. Visit our website for program deadlines and application details as requirements and deadlines vary from program to program. Please call or email the Graduate Admission office with questions, to schedule an appointment, or for information about upcoming events, open houses, and webinars.


tuition discount and deferred billing for employer-agreement participants


Graduate students can receive financial support through a number of channels, including graduate assistantships and employer agreements such as Businesses for a Better Sage and the Health Alliance Agreement. Federal aid is available to qualifying persons who complete the FAFSA.



Apply for one of our many graduate assistantships

get started Whether you’re considering graduate school for the future or are ready to get started now, contact the Office of Graduate Admission to speak with one of our graduate advisors. We’ll answer your questions, provide program-specific information, and introduce you to our campuses. Campus visits are always encouraged.


Rochester Buffalo

87 Syracuse


Troy Boston

3-HOUR DRIVE: Boston New York City Syracuse


Albany Campus New York City



To schedule a campus tour or attend an admission event, visit:

Office of Graduate Admission 518-292-8615

@SageAdmission @sage_admission @SageAdmission

Troy Campus