What will I learn?

The PhD. in Mathematics and Science Education is designed to develop scholars capable of making important contributions to the research base, professional context, and learning environments related to mathematics and/or science education. Areas of emphases can include student learning, teacher education, professional development, curriculum, and technology throughout the PK-16 grade spectrum.

Career Opportunities:

University faculty; Mathematics and/or science instruction (K-12 or post-secondary instruction; supervision and professional development); Other occupations in STEM education outside of K- 12 and university settings, such as coordinator, consultant, and liaison.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (72 hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,066.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021

Start date

22 August 2022


Washington State University

370 Lighty Student Services Building,



99164, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12. A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of “B” or better is required.

For international students

Applicants hold an advanced degree in education, mathematics, science, technology, or other related fields. In addition, they must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

In addition to familiarity with public school contexts and a rudimentary awareness of educational research, particularly in the context of mathematics or science education, incoming students are expected to have a strong foundation in mathematics or science.

Minimum TOEFL Scores: Paper Old score 550/New score 60; Computer 213; Internet 80;

The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.


Priority deadline:

Fall December 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Washington State University

Since 1890, WSU has been inspiring problem-solvers and encouraging learners to make the world a better place.

  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1
  • 200+ fields of study available from 11 academic colleges
  • Over USD 400 million given in scholarships and financial aid
  • Top 100 Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report 2021)

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