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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 60 semester units. Most students will complete the program in three years. Students generally take two courses every semester (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.

Doctoral Program Guidelines 2020-2021

Doctoral Program Guidelines 2020-2021

Program Fees

Cost (total 12 month fee) $19,161*

Program Fees by Semester
Tuition Fall Spring Summer
Tuition Fee $5,919 $5,919 $5,919
Campus Fee $468 $468 $468
Total $6,387 $6,387 $6,387

 *approximate - subject to budgetary adjustments

Please review the Student Financial Services Tuition and Fees for the academic year 2020-21