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Joint Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

CSUSM and UCSD jointly offer a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership. This cohort-based 3-year (including summers) Doctor of Education degree is designed for P-12 school and postsecondary leaders who will develop advanced leadership and research skills related to the advancement of the P-12 educational community. The program is designed for the working professional educator who will attend classes on weeknights and weekends. New cohorts begin in January every year.

JDP Graduation

This program views the students' workplace as a powerful laboratory for their own study. Students will conduct research on professional practice within their own institutions, addressing specific local problems that have national implications for teaching and learning, school reform, and professional development. Students completing the program will receive a joint degree from UCSD and CSUSM.


Develop passionate and empathetic educational leaders who shape an equitable future for a diverse society.

Mission of the JDP Program

The Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Educational Leadership at CSUSM/UCSD is committed to supporting and developing education leaders who are dedicated to equity, justice, inclusiveness, compassion, and diversity of thoughts, cultures, and backgrounds.

For more information, visit: Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership