Our Ph.D. program prepares you to be an expert in the field of mathematics education. With a Ph.D., you can teach at the university level, serve as a district supervisor, or take on various leadership roles. Through coursework and mentorship, you’ll expand your knowledge, and interpret and expand upon existing research. You’ll finish your degree with individual research that results in a dissertation.

Ph.D. programs are not part of the Auburn University approved Educator Preparation Programs. The state of Alabama does not have certification/license at this level and therefore this degree is not eligible for reciprocity in other states.

Degree Overview

Coursework — 75 hours minimum

  • Mathematics education and professional courses — 18 hours

  • Advisor-approved electives — 57 hours

  • Exact programs of study are developed with your chair and faculty committee.

  • Masters or other graduate work may count toward total degree hours

Research  — 10 hours

  • Work with your major professor to choose a research topic

  • Complete at least 10 hours of research and dissertation

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Visit Auburn’s Graduate School homepage for checklists, resources, valuable graduate student information and to begin your application. Please contact department faculty listed above with program-specific questions.

Last updated: 11/13/2023