Ph.D. Programs Emphasizing Mathematics Education

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, please contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

 

Attention International Students:

  • Proof of English proficiency is required for most international applicants; however, it is waived for applicants from a small group of countries.  Please refer to the Graduate School's website for general information about English proficiency exam requirements for your country.
  • In order to be eligible for admission to the program, the department requires that the applicant demonstrate a minimum score on one of the following  TOEFL: 80-internet-based [iBT] or 550-PBT, IELTS: 6.5, or PTE Academic: 54
  • In order to be eligible to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), the applicant must provide documentation of a minimum score of TOEFL: 93-internet-based [iBT] or 550-PBT, IELTS: 7.0, or PTE Academic: 65
  • NEW! Duolingo has recently been added to the list of testing services that international applicants may use to provide proof of english proficiency.
  • Duolingo Exam Requirements: Admission requires a score of at least 120, andGTA Eligibility requires a score of at least 135.