Admission Information & Application

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Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled. Please be aware of Cal State APPLY deadlines. Completed application files submitted by January 31, 2018 will be reviewed first. Applications received after January 31, 2018 will still be considered until the fall 2018 cohort is determined.

Please Note: TWO applications must be completed for consideration, please see directions below.


STEP 1: Apply to the University through Cal State APPLY

  • Once you apply to the university through Cal State APPLY you will be given a CIN number; you need this CIN in order to submit an EdD Program in Educational Leadership application.
    NOTE: In order to qualify for our doctorate program, you must have a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA in your Master's graduate program.
  • Cal State APPLY tutorial

STEP 2: CCOE Supplemental EdD Application  CCOE Application

  • Complete all required sections of your EdD program application which will require you to upload:
    • A Statement of Purpose (answer EdD question prompts on application, 1/2-1 page per prompt)
    • Professional Resume
    • A Writing Sample (showcases your best writing abilities)
    • GRE scores (must be within 5 years of applying to the program)
    • Three Letters of Recommendation ( will require an email address to send your recommender a request for their letter of recommendation)
    • Unofficial Transcripts from each college of attendance for uploading

STEP 3: Mail Official Transcripts/Test Scores to Cal State LA

  • Please send sealed official transcripts (Submitting Transcripts/Test Scores to Admissions) from all universities, except from Cal State LA. If you attended Cal State LA as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student, Cal State LA will have those transcripts on file.
  • You must mail or deliver your official transcripts to:
  • Electronically: See list of schools Cal State LA will accept transcripts from  electronically
  • Walk-in Campus Location:  Student Affairs ADMIN 101
  • Mail to:   
    Office of Admissions and Recruitment
    Cal State University, Los Angeles
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA  90032 

STEP 4: Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test

  •      SCORES from all three sections of the GRE General Test are required
  •      Exam must be taken and scores submitted to the university by May, 31st to be considered for Fall admission
  •      International Students must take the TOEFL exam . The university will not exempt international students from taking this exam. 


*Please use the following identifying codes to have your scores sent to us:
        1) Institution Code for GRE/TOEFL is 4399, California State University, Los Angeles; and
        2) ETS Program codes is 3003, Educational Leadership


Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership
Division of Applied & Advanced Studies in Education
Charter College of Education
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8143
Doctoral Office: King Hall C1065
Phone: 323-343-6164     Fax: 323-343-4252
Office Staff: Cathy Morales
Divison Staff: Bee Lee