What is the general profile of the CANDEL applicant?
Most applicants are administrators, educational leaders, and student service professionals in educational settings; such as, P-12, Community College, higher education institutions, and advocacy organizations, who have visionary leadership ability and have a strong desire to create changes in educational policy from within their school, district, department, etc.
An earned baccalaureate and master’s degree from accredited institutions 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 test scores (no older than five years)
Minimum GPA for admission to the University of California
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. The specific type and combination of these resources is based upon each student’s level of financial need. The CANDEL program works with the UC Davis Financial Aid Office to help determine this