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The Doctor of Education Degree Program

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership is a dynamic program designed to prepare educational leaders to be reflexive scholar-practitioners who are committed to promoting equity, social justice, and transformation. This three year cohort-based program meets the needs of full-time professionals in the field. Courses are conveniently offered twice per week (one week night where students meet at either CSUSB or PDC and the course is video-streamed, and one Saturday where all students meet at CSUSB). Students are encouraged to identify a field-based problem of practice for their dissertation research that is relevant to their educational institution or community.


Completion of the Ed.D. Degree requires 94 quarter units. Most students will complete the program in three years. Students generally take two courses every quarter (including two or more courses each summer). While students work on the dissertation from the beginning of the program, in the third year students focus on completing the dissertation. 


California State University, San Bernardino is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The College of Education is also accredited by  the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at CSUSB is also accredited by WASC.

Program Fees

Cost (total 12 month fee) $18,034*

Program Fees by Quarter

  • Fall - $4,071*
  • Winter - $4,071*
  • Spring - $4,071*
  • Summer - $5,821*

*approximate - subject to budgetary adjustments

Please review the following site for tuition information - Student Financial Services - Tuition Fee Schedule 2019-20

Information Sessions

The following sessions will be held at the Main Campus, College of Education Building Room 302:

  • TBA

The following sessions will be held at the Palm Desert Campus - location to be determined.