This document supplements the Montana State University Graduate Catalog.

At Montana State University, there are two paths to a doctoral degree emphasizing mathematics education.

 
  • Path #1 is designed for candidates with research interests focused on mathematics teaching and learning with a strong component of graduate-level mathematics. This path leads to a Ph.D. in Mathematics with an emphasis in Mathematics Education from the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Letters and Science. Graduates of this program generally seek employment in a university Mathematics Department.
  • Path #2 is designed for candidates with research interests focused on mathematics teaching and learning with a strong component of curriculum and instruction. This path leads to an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a 15 credit focus in Mathematics Education from the Department of Education in the College of Education, Health, & Human Development. Graduates of this program generally seek employment in a university Education Department.

For more information, refer to The Department of Mathematical Sciences Graduate Handbook.

Screening and Advising

All Applicants should complete and submit this screening and advising form; there is no charge for submitting this form. This form allows the Graduate Program Committee to pre-assess your qualifications and to advise you regarding specific application requirements. Be sure to list all Math and Statistics courses you have completed, including the number of credits and the grade in each course. Providing your GRE scores is optional. International applicants, in addition, need to submit TOEFL scores. Be sure to check which program option you plan to apply for, as well as the semester and year you wish to start. Also, indicate if you want to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Our graduate Program Committee will review this information and let you know if you should pursue the official application process. Applications to our programs are accepted on a rolling basis.