Admission Procedures

Admission Procedures:

Applications must be completed by February 15, 2017 for Fall 2017 admission.

Contact the Joint Doctoral Coordinator at CSULA and/or attend an Informational Meeting

  1. Submit California State University, Los Angeles application
  2. Apply to the University online at:
    • Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate study
    • Submit official GRE scores
  3. Application for Fall 2017: Ph.D. in Special Education Application for Fall 2017
  4. 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    
  • Minimum 297 GRE combined verbal and quantitative scores (or 1,000 on previous version of GRE)
  • 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