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Further your explorations in mathematics and teaching concepts in our research-based, doctoral-prep MA in Mathematics Education program. We designed our master of arts degree program for students with a strong mathematics background or a background in mathematics education who are interested in doing research for a thesis.

Program Highlights

  1. Ranked No. 3 by US News & World Report
  2. Provides important research experiences
  3. Excellent preparation for doctoral studies

Deadline to Apply

Refer to the UGA Graduate School deadlines

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Faculty and Curriculum

Our program provides you an opportunity to strengthen your mathematics background, develop your research skills, and deepen your educational approach. Through coursework and individual faculty guidance, you will develop the skills needed to conduct original research, making this degree a good precursor to a doctoral degree.

You will take classes in three distinct areas:

  • Educational Psychology: Learn the foundations of human development, motivation, and cognition for education.
  • Curriculum and Instruction: Focus on teaching school mathematics and developing mathematics curricula.
  • Content Courses: Take mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education courses that deepen your understanding of the subject matter and develop pedagogical expertise.

In addition, you must perform three hours of research and both write and defend a thesis.

Our program of study consists of 30 hours and requires:

  • 6 content courses (at least three of which must have a MATH prefix)
  • 2 curriculum and instruction courses
  • 1 educational psychology course
  • 3 hours of research
  • A thesis

Your mathematics education faculty advisor must approve your course selection.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Student Life

The Mathematics Education Student Association provides you with access to professional resources through its book sale, regular colloquia, service projects, and social activities. This student group produces The Mathematics Educator, a semiannual journal that offers you publishing opportunities.

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See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Part 2: Apply to this program


The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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