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Mathematics Education

Further your pedagogical skills in the mathematics classroom by actively learning exciting new teaching strategies designed to fit into the schedules of working teachers already making a difference in the field.

Mathematics Education – Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Mathematics Education graduate program at Montana State is a hybrid online graduate program designed to challenge candidates’ mathematical thinking and ignite their enthusiasm for secondary school mathematics teaching. Designed with working teachers in mind, the Mathematics Education program provides opportunities for teachers to apply what they’re learning in the program directly to their classrooms with projects that engage teachers and their students in exploring new mathematics content.

Students wishing to study mathematics education research at the Ph.D. level can pursue the emphasis as part of the Ph.D. in Mathematics program.




The Mathematics Education program has recently been recognized as a top online master’s degree program in secondary mathematics by multiple organizations, including Top Education Degrees and Intelligent.com.



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Carnegie Classified
The prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education® ranks Montana State University among the Top 5 public, 4-year universities for Very High Research Activity with a STEM-dominant research doctoral program.


WICHE Partnered Program
This graduate program honors the WICHE partnership for students from 15 western states. If you’re a resident of a WICHE state, you qualify for tuition significantly less than standard non-resident tuition. Learn more.

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Maximize Your Studies
Candidates who wish to include coursework in science education as a supporting area can, with faculty approval, apply credit hours of science education coursework toward their Mathematics Education degree. 




Fund Your Education

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Mathematics department and Graduate School offer includes:

To be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, Meritorious Scholarship or a teaching assistantship, your application must be completed by December 15.

Distance Learning

Montana State’s online graduate program in Mathematics Education is designed to provide outstanding graduate training opportunities and professional growth, all while working – and studying – in your region.

The entire program is specifically designed to complement a working professional’s present activities in the field, with 80% of the program delivered online and 20% on-campus in Bozeman, Montana. Students take online courses during the academic year and between one and three courses at MSU's campus in an intensive three-week summer format.





Admissions Requirements

Note: no GRE Required.

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Mathematics Education program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Mathematics Education program. This includes any additional deadlines that Mathematics Education program may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.