SDSU/CGU Joint Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) Program Application
Learn how to apply to the Doctor in Education (Ph.D) Joint Doctoral Program (SDSU/
Welcome to the Joint Ph.D. Program (JDP) in Education admissions information page. The mission of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Education offered by San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University is to develop scholars who are committed to research on democratic schooling, social justice and equal educational outcomes for all students, and the improvement of educational systems serving diverse communities.
All applicants must have completed a master’s degree program prior to admission and reside in San Diego or Imperial counties or commit to relocating if admitted to the program.
Important Dates for Fall 2021
|1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
|2. Official Transcripts due||
|3. Program application||
Steps to Apply
1. Submit the Cal State Apply application
For assistance, see Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply University Application.
2. Request official transcripts
Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Official Transcripts page.
GRE Requirement Suspended for Spring and Fall 2021
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SDSU has suspended the requirement that applicants for graduate study submit GRE scores for the Spring and Fall 2021 admissions cycle. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the program advisor.
Please gather the required documents below and have them ready to upload to the Program application:
Personal Statement: Write a 2-3 page personal statement. The statement should include your reasons for seeking admissions to this particular doctoral program, your perceived strengths and weaknesses in preparation for doctoral study, your research interests, and your relevant academic and employment experiences.
Indicate why you believe the SDSU/
Be sure to include at least 2 faculty members from each campus with whom you would like to work based on your thorough knowledge of their work. The personal statement should be typed and double spaced.
Access the Online Program Application