The Ed.D. program has been designed for candidates who have demonstrated the potential for doctoral study and leadership, as substantiated during the admission process, and obtained a master's degree in education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Please submit the following program admission documents to the Director of Graduate Admissions.
- A Graduate Application for Admission
- A $50 non-refundable application fee
- Your sealed official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
- Current resume or vita
- Three current letters of recommendation on CUI online or PDF forms - one completed by the applicant's supervisor and two from persons who can attest to your potential for doctoral study and leadership
- A Statement of Intent. This should be a double-spaced, five to seven pages in length detailing the applicant's: a) educational goals b) short- and long-term professional goals c) professional activities d) research interests to be pursued in the program e) research experience f) distance learning experience and g) reasons for choosing the CUI doctoral program.
- A seven to ten-page writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to write cogently and use research and professional literature effectively in developing ideas and arguments (e.g., a master’s thesis, a scholarly article published in a journal, a comprehensive course paper, or a major district report)
- A valid California Certificate of Clearance (a copy of a valid California credential may be used in lieu of a certificate)
All program admission documents must be submitted before an application file is considered complete.