Applying to DPEL is a two-step process:

  •  First, you must submit an application through Cal State Apply

  •  Second, all DPEL applicants must submit a program application, including supporting documents such as letters of recommendation, directly to DPEL's Admissions and Support Coordinator.  

1. Cal State Apply

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

https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

Please use the major/program objective:

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

Official transcripts are required. One official transcript copy from each college or university attended should be sent to:

                    Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
                    Attn: Tim Lafond
                    California State University, Bakersfield
                    9001 Stockdale Hwy. - 22 EDUC
                    Bakersfield, CA 93311

 

2. Application for Program Admission Form 

Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership requires the following of all applicants:

  • An earned Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    of higher education with a grade point average in upper
    division coursework of 3.0 or above;

  • An earned Master’s degree from an accredited institution of
    higher education with a grade point average of 3.0 or above;

  • Sufficient preparation and graduate training and experience
    pertinent to educational leadership to benefit from DPEL;

  • Demonstrated academic excellence, problem-solving ability,
    and an interest in critically assessing and bringing about
    improvements in current educational policies and practices; and

  • Demonstrated educational leadership potential and skills
    including successful experience in school, postsecondary,
    community, and/or policy leadership.

A candidate documents their ability to meet DPEL’s minimum admissions requirements by submitting the items listed below. Please send the DPEL Application, including all supporting documents, to:


                    Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
                    Attn: Tim Lafond
                    California State University, Bakersfield
                    9001 Stockdale Hwy. - 22 EDUC
                    Bakersfield, CA 93311

  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination* (GRE) scores
    from the Verbal, Quantitative, and Written tests, taken
    within the last five years;

  • Three sealed and signed letters of recommendation from
    professionals attesting to the leadership, ability, and
    scholarship of the candidate;

  • 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, and
    • Your views on current and future educational reform
      efforts, along with your role(s) in these efforts;

  • A résumé or curriculum vitae including demonstrated
    experience in a work environment where education is the
    primary professional emphasis; and
    An official transcript from each college or university
    attended.

*GRE

Your Official GRE scores can be sent to CSU Bakersfield electronically.

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Have a question? Please contact:

Admissions and Support Coordinator

Timothy Lafond
Email: tlafond@csub.edu
Phone: (661) 654.3140
Office: Education 249
Doctoral Lounge: Education 247

 

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