Doctorate Admissions Partnership Program

Doctorate Admissions Partner Program


Masters candidates from partner programs who wish to pursue doctoral study in the area of educational leadership receive admissions bonuses.

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at Sacramento State partners with the following programs:

The partnership awards admission bonus points to eligible applicants, boosting their score for admission to the Ed.D. program.

Benefits of Doctoral Study at Sacramento State

Master’s candidates from partner programs who wish to further their qualifications as persuasive and effective leaders – whether they be in government agencies or nonprofits, K-12 schools, community colleges or universities – will benefit from doctoral study at Sacramento State. Coursework in the Ed.D. program may be completed in just 36 months. The intense program focuses on three key curricular themes: transformational leadership, critical policy analysis and action, and informed decision-making. Graduates of the doctoral program hone their skills as leaders and researchers to benefit a variety of public policy and educational agencies.

Sacramento State doctoral students also benefit from sustained relationships with academic advisers and faculty who may assist them in expanding research from their master’s thesis or other previous research into a topic for their doctoral dissertation.  The partner program creates an easy transition to doctoral study.

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