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
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.
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)
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.
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 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org