Admission Requirements and Documentation
We are currently accepting applications for the new cohort to begin September 2014.
Applications will be screened during the year and interviews will be conducted during the winter,spring, and summer, as appropriate.
Step 1 - CSU System Application
Apply to the California State University system online by navigating to CSU Mentor. During that process, you will be asked to send your transcripts verifying your academic degrees.
Step 2 - Program Application
The following items must be submitted via email in PDF format to the Doctoral Studies admissions committee at EdD-Admissions@csupomona.edu
Please be sure your full name is on each submission. When sending program application elements, please label each file with your last name followed by the item name as indicated below. Once your application has been received, you will be sent an email with a link to the BroncoDirect webpage showing the status of your application.
- PRIOR EDUCATION with TRANSCRIPT VERIFICATION - You must already have
earned a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree from an accredited
institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in upper
division (junior/senior year) and graduate study.
- GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE) – If you took the GRE prior to August 1, 2011,
submit your scores from three sections of the General Test; a score of 1000 or
higher is recommended. Remember, this is a recommended score, not an
absolute score. Scores cannot be older than five years from the date in which you
plan to start the program.
If you have not taken the GRE or took it after August 1, 2011, please note that the
test has changed and has a revised score scale. After November 2011, institutions
will receive concordance information designed to help compare scores on the
prior GRE General Test with the revised General Test.
- REFERENCE LETTERS - Provide three confidential letters of recommendation
from professionals in the field attesting to both your leadership ability and
- SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATION – The supplementary application requires
responses to several writing prompts as well as the submission of a current vita.
- INTERVIEW - Once your completed application packet has been received and
the above elements have been assessed, top level candidates will be contacted to
schedule an interview with the program admissions committee.