Admission Information & Application

EdD Admission and Application Information



Fall 2021 Applications open October 1, 2020

  • NEW! 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
  • All final documents must be submitted before our applications close on May 28, 2021

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 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 
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)

    • GRE scores. Upload GRE scores and/or confirmed test date section of the application. Note: The EdD Program does not have a minimum score requirement. However, you must take the exam for doctoral-level programs at CalStateLA. *(If you haven't taken the exam, you must choose a test day before the May deadline. An upload an ETS email confirmation of your test date will be temporarily accepted).

    •  Three letters of Recommendation (Applicants will need the current email address of their recommenders to enter onto the application.)

    • Unofficial Transcripts from each junior college/university of attendance. 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 

 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, 28th to be considered for Fall admission

*Please use the following identifying codes to have your scores sent to us:
        1) Institution Code for GRE is 4399, California State University, Los Angeles; and
        2) ETS Program code 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 protected]
Division Staff: Betty Lee