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. 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
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.
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)
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
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 http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/submitting-documents
Walk-in Campus Location: Student Services Center. Admissions Office, Student Affairs Building, Room 101
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cal State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test
SCORES MUST BE WITHIN 5 YEARS OF APPLYING to the Ed.D. Program
SCORES from all three sections of the GRE General Test are required www.ets.org
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 http://www.ets.org/toefl . 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 email@example.com
Divison Staff: Betty Lee firstname.lastname@example.org