Admission Information & Application

EdD Admission and Application Information


  Our Ed.D. Priority Application deadline is December 31st.

The Ed.D. Program will be accepting applications ongoing until our new cohort is full.

*Completed priority deadline Ed.D. Applications will be reviewed first.

  • We accept one new cohort every fall semester. PDF Icon for Ed.D. Information Flyer Ed.D. Information Flyer
  • New online applications are available in the month of October for the following fall semester.
  • TWO applications must be completed for consideration into the Ed.D Program, please see directions below.
  • All final documents must be submitted before our applications close on May 31st

step one 
Apply to the University through Cal State APPLY

  • Please read: Tips for EdD Applicants BEFORE you start your CSU Apply application

  • 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 or above GPA in your Master's graduate study program.

  • Cal State APPLY 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.

step two 
CCOE Supplemental Ed.D. Application
CCOE EdD Application

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

    • A Statement of Purpose - (answer 3 Ed.D. 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 three
Mail 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 to:

    • 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 

 step four
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: Betty Lee