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Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Education - Joint doctoral program in Special Education w/ Cal State - LA


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE:Not required

Consult department for additional information.

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit the departmental application, and a statement of purpose.

The goals of the joint program offered by UCLA and California State University, Los Angeles are (1) the stimulation and preparation of research workers of high competence in the various fields of special education; and (2) improved preparation of personnel for research and in policy formation in the public schools of California.

Applicants should consult the joint doctoral adviser at UCLA (1009 Moore Hall)

Applicants interested in the joint doctoral program must first apply to CSULA. The CSULA student can be admitted to UCLA to complete the program after completing the initial coursework at CSULA, and upon the recommendation of the faculty from both institutions.

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Education - Joint doctoral program in Special Education w/ Cal State - LA

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1009 Moore Hall
Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521


(310) 825-8326