Admission Procedures

Admission Procedures:

Please check back for Fall admissions

Contact the Joint Doctoral Coordinator at Cal State LA and/or attend an Informational Meeting

  • Submit California State University, Los Angeles application
    • Apply to the University online at:
    • Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate study
    • Submit official GRE scores
  • Submit an online Cal State LA Charter College of Education application.
    • Apply to the College online at:This program admits students for the Fall terms only. Please check back to the website for the next round of Fall 2020 applications in October 2019. Thank you!
      Applications are due in February for fall admission. In addition to completing the Application Form and Statement of Intent, submit the following materials online:
      • Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate study
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Verbal and Quantitative Scores (taken within the last five years)
      • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Applicants may be asked to participate in an oral interview with the Joint Doctoral committee members.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate upper division and 3.5 graduate grade point average    
  • Minimum GRE 145 verbal and 145 quantitative scores
  • A master’s degree in Special Education or a related field
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience with individuals with disabilities
  • Demonstration of potential for successful completion of doctoral research

Ph.D. in Special Education