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 2020
|1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
|2. Transcripts & GRE scores due||
|3. Program application||
Steps to Apply
Follow the steps below to apply to the Doctor in Education (Ph.D) Joint Doctoral Program (SDSU/
- You must first apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
- Next, request official transcripts.
- Then, submit the program application to the Doctor in Education (Ph.D) Joint Doctoral Program (SDSU/
Claremont Graduate University).
1. Submit Cal State Apply
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 Test Scores and Transcripts page.
Submit the program application and required documents as directed below:
Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload:
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