Admission Information & Application

EdD Admission and Application Information

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


step one  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 or above GPA in your Master's graduate study program.
  • Cal State APPLY tutorial

step two CCOE Supplemental Ed.D. Application (This program is not open for Spring 2019 admissions. )

  • Complete all required sections of your Ed.D. program application which will require you to upload:
    • A Statement of Purpose (answer 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: Bee Lee