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Mathematics and Science Education Overview

You’ve already got the brains. We help you become a capable scholar.

Our math and science education doctorate degree will help you get ready to make important contributions to the field. Maybe that’s in research. Maybe it’s in various learning environments. Or maybe in some professional context. Regardless, your education will increase your versatility.

It’s a Ph.D. that’s accessible to students across the statewide WSU system. That means you can do this in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, or Vancouver.

Students have opportunities to study and work with a variety of faculty possessing a range of specializations and research interests. We’re confident that if you want to make important contributions to the research base, or learning environment of mathematics or science education, this degree is for you.

  • Students choose an individualized path of study.
  • Students are guided by faculty members.
  • The program is accessible in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver.
  • Our program has a track-record of supporting a broad learning community.
  • All courses, advising, and weekly seminar are supported by a statewide teleconferencing system.
  • Applicants must have completed a master’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution in education, mathematics, science, technology, or other related field
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must follow the application procedure as outlined in our Apply section.
  • GRE scores must be less than 7 years old.
  • Incoming students are expected to have a strong foundation in mathematics or science. Preferably, applicants have been prepared and licensed to teach science/mathematics in public schools at the K-12 level.
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Application Deadline

The application deadline for fall term is June 1; for spring term,October 15.


The program encompasses foundational courses, research courses, mathematics and science education courses, as well as research experiences. The Ph.D. candidate can determine an individualized focus on mathematics, science, or cross-disciplinary study.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)


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