Doctoral Studies

Welcome to the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program!


Information Meeting:
November 8th
Information Meeting:
December 6th
Information Meeting:


The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program is now accepting applications for the Summer Semester for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Cal Poly Pomona State University is changing to a summer starting date for the three-year program of studies.  The new cohort will begin doctoral classes in Summer 2018, and classes will be on a semester schedule.  A master’s degree from an accredited university in an area pertinent to the program is a program requirement.  

Informational meetings will be held at Cal Poly Pomona on the following dates and times:

Saturday, October 21st
Building 6, Conference Room 206, 2nd floor
12 - 1 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 8th
Cal Poly Pomona, Building 6, Room 216, 2nd floor
6 - 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 6th
Cal Poly Pomona, Building 6, Room 115, 1st floor 
6- 7 p.m.

Please RSVP to Dr. Betty Alford, Doctoral Program Co-Director at or call (936) 554-5240. Click here to view the campus map. 

Applicant review will be ongoing, with a rolling scheduling of interviews for qualified applicants. Decisions will be provided in a timely manner to assist students in planning for the summer starting date for the doctoral program.  For further information, please contact the doctoral office at (909) 869-3060 or Dr. Betty Alford at (936) 554-5240. 

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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.