Mathematics Education Ph.D.

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Mathematics Education Ph.D.

The program is designed to provide students with depth and breadth in the fields of both mathematics education and mathematics and prepare students for educational and research leadership. The program is designed to advance forefront knowledge in mathematics education through world-class cutting-edge research.

Admission Requirement

Applicants to the Ph.D. in Mathematics Education degree must have BA or BS from an accredited college or university. Successful candidates typically have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education and/or advanced coursework in mathematics.

Applying

Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the program.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Students are advanced to candidacy after meeting the following requirements:

Required Courses
MATH 951Algebra I3
MATH 952Algebra II3
MATH 953Analysis I3
MATH 954Analysis II3
MATH 955Topology I3
Advanced Coursework in the Major Field (Mathematics Education)
MATH 958Foundations of Math Education3
MATH 968Topics in Mathematics Education I (A)3
MATH 968Topics in Mathematics Education I (B)3
MATH 978Topics in Mathematics Education II (at least two semesters)6
Total Credits30

Successful completion of written comprehensive examinations in algebra, analysis, mathematics education and an elective subject.

Successful completion of a minor program of study (usually a related one, such as educational psychology or research methodology, but possibly in an area of mathematics) followed by qualifying examinations in each.

Successful completion of a dissertation proposal defense in the major field of mathematics education and a presentation in the minor program of study.

Experience in teaching equivalent to at least half­time for one year typically through assistantship assignments.

Dissertation

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education: A dissertation that involves original research in mathematics education.

Deadlines

Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: Feb. 15 (for funding); April 1 (recommended US; final international); July 1 (final)
  • Spring: Dec. 1
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $65

Campus: Durham

New England Regional: CT ME VT RI

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Transcripts

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of recommendation: 3 required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions

Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:

  1. Reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives,
  2. Your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

Additional Details for International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to complete our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. Please note that English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

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