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 or when applications close.
*Completed priority deadline Ed.D. Applications will be reviewed first.



  • 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 June 15th, 2020

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 application, 1/2-1 page per prompt)

    • Professional Resume

    • A Writing Sample (showcases your best writing skills)

    • GRE scores (If you haven't taken the exam, you must choose a test day before May 29th. An upload an ETS email confimation of your test date will be temporarily accepted.) *GRE SCORES ARE BEING WAIVED FOR FALL 2020 Applicants due to testing site closures. Please upload a Word Document that states the following: "GRE is waived due to COVID-19" and upload it in the GRE upload section of the application

    •  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, 29th 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 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
Division Staff: Betty Lee