Create a Graduate Admissions account and submit your online application by the September 30th or January 25th deadline.

Required Supplemental Materials

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (identified recommenders will receive a notification email from Graduate Division with uploading instructions)
  • 2- to 4-page Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Official, sealed transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (one copy).

Email, mail or hand-deliver transcripts to the Loyola Marymount University Graduate Division at the following address:

Attn: Doctoral Program
1 LMU Drive
Loyola Marymount University
Graduate Admission Office, Charles Von der Ahe Building, Suite 235
Los Angeles, CA 90045


Statement on GRE Waiver: In response to the unprecedented obstacles caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic and in consultation with University leadership, the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Social Justice will waive the GRE requirement for all 2020-2022 applicants.

Furthermore, the program will not extend special admission consideration to those applicants who have already submitted their test scores, or to those who choose to submit their test scores as part of their application.

Loyola Marymount University adheres to the state regulations for each state and has received authorization, exemption, or does not fall within the jurisdiction for authorization to offer online educational offerings in the following states. If your current state of residence is not listed, LMU can not accept you into the Online Ed.D. Program at this time. As LMU obtains clearance from additional states, they will be added to the above list.