Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in our program.

We are recruiting students for the fall 2020 cohort!

Final Deadline is April 1, 2020.

Apply Now!

Please Note: We understand that due to the public safety precautions, applicants may have difficulty scheduling the GRE before the application deadline. Please submit your completed application without the GRE scores and contact Dr. Andrea Goldfien, Chair of the Admissions Committee:

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

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

Join us for an information session to learn more about the program and an opportunity to meet and speak with current students and faculty. We hold information sessions on the main campus of SF State and at venues around the Bay Area. These information sessions are scheduled from early fall to early spring.

 Visit our Upcoming Events page for more information


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