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CANDEL Ed.D. Program Admissions

Scholar Practitioners Leading for Change

Overview

Applicants are urged to familiarize themselves with the general requirements and admission deadlines by reviewing our website and attending one of our Information Sessions.

General Requirements:

  • An earned baccalaureate and master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum GPA for admission to the University of California (see below)
  • Experience in leadership roles in an educational institution or related area
  • Substantial professional work experience
  • *GRE-CANDEL is no longer requiring the GRE for admission

Minimum GPA for admission to the University of California:

  • GPA in all coursework taken in a completed master’s program is at least a 3.5 or GPA for all undergraduate work coursework is at least a 3.0 or
  • GPA for all upper division undergraduate coursework is at least a 3.0 or
  • GPA for all upper division coursework taken during the last two as an undergraduate is at least a 3.0
  • *GRE-The GRE requirement will no longer be required for any admission cycle. 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

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CANDEL Fees and Financial Aid

Engaging in a doctoral program represents a significant personal and professional commitment of energy, time, and finances. To support the financial aspect of this commitment and potentially offset program fees, multiple forms of financial assistance may be available, including loans, grants and University of California designated program funds. 

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