Prospective Students

The SF State Ed.D 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.

Application Timeline

Cal State Apply accepts applications for the Fall 2023 cohort from Oct 1, 2022, to April 1, 2023.
The Ed.D. Program will begin reviewing applications Feb 1, 2023.

Information Requests

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you would like more information about our program, please fill out our Information Form and we will contact you shortly. Alternatively, you can write to the Graduate Coordinator Violet Ballard or Graduate Advisor, Chris Collins.

Information Sessions for Prospective Students

Would you like to learn more about the program? Join us for the upcoming information sessions designed for individuals interested in learning more about the program.


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