Admission Procedures

Admission Procedures:

Contact the Joint Doctoral Coordinator at Cal State LA and/or attend an Informational Meeting

Note: GRE is being waived for the Fall 2021 application cycle, APPLY NOW for Fall 2023 - Deadline is January 15, 2023

  • Submit California State University, Los Angeles application
  • Submit an online Cal State LA College of Education application.
    • Apply to the College online at:
      Applications are due in February for fall admission. In addition to completing the Application Form and Statement of Intent, submit the following materials online:
      • Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate study
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Applicants may be asked to participate in an oral interview with the Joint Doctoral committee members.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate upper division and 3.5 graduate grade point average   
  • A master’s degree in Special Education or a related field
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Demonstration of potential for successful completion of doctoral research

Ph.D. in Special Education