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Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)


The mission of the Cal State San Bernardino Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership is to develop scholar-practitioner-leaders who respond to 21st century challenges by promoting practices, policies, and programs committed to equity, social justice, and transformation. We are a member institution of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).

Program Structure:

Doctoral candidates participate in a learning cohort community and experience an interdisciplinary approach to the study of educational leadership, teaching and learning, organizational development, management and research within a three year program of study. Classes normally are held one evening a week and each Saturday morning. The five-part research seminars are held alternate Saturday’s right after the class. We are offering a distance learning model in conjunction with the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. For the weekday class, part of the cohort will meet on the San Bernardino campus and part will meet on the Palm Desert campus with video conference in both areas. On Saturday mornings the complete cohort will meet together on the San Bernardino campus.

Application Process:  Entrance is restricted to the fall quarter only. Admission to the CSUSB Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is highly competitive. A cohort of 18-20 students will be admitted each fall quarter. An application is required for the CSUSB Graduate Admissions and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Program Application


The Ed.D. Program Application is available online. Please complete the application for submission directly to the Ed.D. Program Office. There is no fee to complete the program application. Please include one set of official transcripts, official GRE scores (or mail scores directly to the university through Educational Testing Services), 3 letters of recommendation, a resume, a future directions essay, a program plan essay, and scholarly writing sample. Upon receipt of your application, an email confirmation will be sent. All materials must be received by the application deadline. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with the Admissions Committee. You will be contacted by email to schedule an interview. It is important to provide an accurate email address to avoid any delays in the admissions process.

CSUSB Graduate Admission Application

The CSUSB Graduate Admission Application is available to complete and submit online at: There is a $55 non-refundable fee to complete this application and payment can be submitted online. You do not need to submit additional materials for this application. All transcripts and test scores may be sent to the Ed.D. Program Office, or to the Graduate Admissions Office.

CSUSB Graduate Admissions Application Steps:

  1. Go to calstate to complete the online Graduate Admissions application
  2. Click on the “apply online” tab at the top of the page
  3. Select graduate admissions application
  4. The term is fall
  5. Log in or register
  6. Click the “select a campus and major” button
  7. Select “san bernardino campus” and click “set campus”
  8. Follow the instructions to input the information necessary to complete the application
  9. This application requires a $55 fee and this fee can be paid online

Ed.D. Program Application and Admissions Questions

For further information, please visit the CSUSB Ed.D. website.

You may also send questions to Catherine at