Doctoral Studies

Welcome to the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program!


The Cal Poly Pomona Educational Leadership Doctoral Program was developed in close collaboration with school, district, and community leaders who reflect the region’s diverse community. The program is uniquely designed for P-12 leaders who are committed to transforming schools for increased equity and excellence by improving under-performing schools and enhancing schools that are already succeeding. Intended for working professionals, the program provides an academically rigorous and relevant cohort based curriculum that prepares graduates to make significant and immediate impact in their organizations. Candidates are guided and supported at each stage of the doctoral program through mentoring, faculty advisement, and interactive seminars that build dissertation research skills for ensuring successful completion of the degree.


The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program is offering an exciting opportunity to join the 2018 cohort! Applications for a Fall 2018 start date are now open! Click here to learn more!


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Betty Alford

Doctoral Program Co-Director

(936) 544-5240


Marissa Shotwell-Tabke

Doctoral Program Coordinator

(909) 869-3060


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Dr. Sergio Chavez, Sr., principal of Fontana Middle School and a doctoral graduate of Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), received a 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the CPP Alumni Association.