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.

Thank you for your interest in our program.
Cal State Apply accepts applications for the Fall 2021 cohort from Oct 1, 2020, to April 1, 2021.
The Ed.D Program will begin reviewing applications Feb 1, 2021.

Information Requests

For now, please email Andrea Goldfien at for information.

Note: Due to COVID-19 conditions, we are currently unable to respond to requests for information through the information form. Please email Andrea Goldfien at Thank you.

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.


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