Admission Information & Application

EdD Admission and Application Information



Fall 2022 Applications open October 1, 2021

  • The EdD Program will use CSU APPLY for the university and the program supplemental applications.
  • We accept one new cohort every fall semester.  Ed.D. Information Flyer
  • New online applications are available in the month of October, for the following fall semester
  • Priority Deadline:         January 31st, 2022
  • Rolling Admissions       May 31st, 2022 (all pending documents must be in by this deadline)

​Applicants applying to the EdD Program at Cal State LA:
The EdD In Educational Leadership degree focuses on the knowledge and skills needed by administrative leaders for possible service in either California public elementary and secondary school (P-12) or community college settings. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient preparation for, experience in, and potential for educational leadership, including successful educational leadership experience in P-12, community college, or postsecondary contexts, and/or policy leadership.   

Why an EdD vs a PhD: CLICK HERE


step one 
Apply to the University and the Ed.D. Program through Cal State APPLY

NOTE: In order to qualify for our doctorate program, you must have a minimum cumulative 3.25 or above GPA in your Master's graduate study program.

  • Cal State  CSUApply . Graduate Level applicants do not need to fill out the following sections on the CSU Apply Application: Academic History or Supporting Information (Application tutorial)
  • International Students:  California Legislation Education Code 66040; International students who apply to our Ed.D. Doctoral Program at Cal State Los Angeles must plan to pursue leadership positions in PreK-16 in the State of California. Students who are studying is the US on a student visa do not qualify for this program.

step two 
Supplemental Ed.D. Application:  Use CSU Apply section titled "PROGRAM MATERIALS"

  • Complete all required sections of your Ed.D. program application which will require you to upload the following electronic documents:

    • A Statement of Purpose - (answer 3 Ed.D. question prompts on the application, 1/2-1 page per prompt)

    • Professional Resume

    • A Writing Sample (showcases your best writing skills, no more than 5-10 pages)

    • GRE scores are NO LONGER REQUIRED

    •  THREE letters of Recommendation: Applicants will need the current email address of their recommenders to enter onto the application. One must be from your immediate supervisor

    • Unofficial Transcripts from each junior college/university of attendance to be uploaded. Transcripts from foreign countries must be evaluated by one of these two services IERF or WES.

step three
Mail Sealed Official Transcripts/Test Scores to Cal State LA

  • Please send sealed official transcripts (Submitting Transcripts/Test Scores to Admissions) from all universities you have attended. If you attended Cal State LA as an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student, Cal State LA will have those transcripts on file for use on your university application.

  • You must mail or deliver your official transcripts by one of the following ways:

    • Electronically: See list of schools Cal State LA will accept transcripts from electronically

    • Walk-in Campus Location: Student Services Center. Admissions Office, Student Affairs Building, Room 101

    • Mail to:   
      Office of Admissions and Recruitment
      Cal State University, Los Angeles
      5151 State University Drive
      Los Angeles, CA  90032 



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
Division Staff: Betty Lee