Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in our program.

The application deadline for the Fall 2020 cohort has passed.

Cal State Apply will reopen for the Fall 2021 cohort in October 2020 and the EdD Program will begin reviewing applications February 1, 2021.


The SF State EdD in Educational Leadership program provides a unique, challenging, and transformative experience, preparing students to carry out the work of leadership for social justice and equity in their institutions, communities, and beyond.

Request for Information - for now, please email Andrea Goldfien at for information

Note: We are currently unable to respond to requests for information through the information form.

If you would like more information about our program, please fill out our Information Form and we will contact you shortly. To speak to faculty, students and alumni, attend an information session on the main campus of San Francisco State University or at a location around the Bay Area.

Information Sessions for Prospective Students

Currently, we have no information sessions scheduled. If you would like more information about the program, please contact Dr. Andrea Goldfien, Graduate Coordinator at

We will begin to hold information sessions for individuals interested in learning more about the program beginning in the fall of 2020.

 Visit our Upcoming Events page for more information


If you are visiting the SF State Campus and need information on parking, please visit the SF State Parking and Transportation page.

In this video, EdD alumni share the many benefits of their doctoral education.