Application for Admission

1. Cal State Apply

Complete Cal State Apply Graduate/Post-baccalaureate Application for Admission at:

Please use the major/program objective below on the Cal State Apply application.

CSUB (Admission for fall of each year):

Educational Leadership Pre-K-12 (Ed.D.)
Educational Leadership Post Secondary (Ed.D)

Official transcripts

One official transcript copy from each college or university attended. Send to:

California State University, Bakersfield 
Admissions and Records 
9001 Stockdale Hwy. 
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Note: If the last school you attended was CSUB, no transcripts are required.

2. GRE General Test

Have your GRE test scores sent to the University.

Institution code=4110

Send the scores to:

Graduate Student Center
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy - 24 DDH
Dorothy Donahoe Hall Room C100
Bakersfield, CA 93311

3. Application for Program Admission Form accompanied by:

  1. A résumé or curriculum vitae including demonstrated experience in a work environment where education is the primary professional emphasis
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professionals
  3. A statement of purpose (no more than five pages) outlining:- 
    • Your reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree
    • A biographical sketch of your experiences in the field of education
    • Your career plans
    • Your scholarly interests
    • Your views on current and future educational reform efforts, along with your role(s) in these efforts

Send the documents listed below to:

Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy. - 
Bakersfield, CA 93311

DPEL Director

Dr. Amanda Taggart
Phone: (661) 654.3140
Office: Education 249

DPEL Admissions and Support Coordinator

Timothy Lafond
Phone: (661) 654-3140
Office: Education 214