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Be sure to review the admissions information for both the university (step 1) and for your program (step 2). Most programs build upon the core requirements established by the university.

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Returning Applicants

Completed application due:
Refer to the UGA Graduate School deadlines

Early Admissions:
Apply by Nov. 1 for full consideration in all assistantship competitions and supported campus visits

Regular Admissions:
Apply by Jan. 3 for full consideration in select assistantship competitions

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Part 1: Apply to Graduate School

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Most programs have additional requirements* beyond the Grad School application. Review Part 2: Apply to Program for admissions information specific to the PhD in Mathematics Education.

*For example, you may need to schedule an interview and/or submit additional documents such as writing samples, a CV or resume, or a statement of purpose. Some programs require an official transcript, not just the unofficial transcript as required by the University.

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Part 2: Apply to Program

For the PhD in Mathematics Education

We base admissions decisions on a variety of factors including past performance in coursework, especially mathematics course work, GPAs in past degree programs, entrance exam scores, and letters of recommendation.

The Graduate School requires a minimum 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate degree and a minimum 3.5 GPA in your graduate degree.

Applicants must submit their official GRE scores during application. In recent years, students admitted to our doctoral degree program have earned average GRE (quantitative) scores in the 80th to 85th percentile and average GRE (verbal) scores in the 55th to 60th percentile

Strong mathematics background equivalent to a bachelor's degree in mathematics/mathematical sciences is expected.

K-16 mathematics teaching experience strongly preferred prior to admission.

While completing the Graduate School application, you will need to provide:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
    You will identify your letter writers and their email addresses when you apply, and they will receive an email from the Graduate School asking them to complete the form online. Choose recommenders who know your academic work well and can speak to your capacity to engage in graduate level study of mathematics, to perform well in courses requiring high levels of reading and writing, to work as a classroom teacher, and to be successful in a graduate program. Do not solicit "character references" from friends, family, or people you know socially.
  • Transcripts
    Applicants should submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Official transcripts are not required during the review process and will only be required for applicants who are offered admission. Do not mail official transcripts until offered admission.
  • Test Scores
    Have your GRE scores sent directly to UGA using the institution code 5813.

In addition to completing the Graduate School online application, please submit these materials directly to the department:

  • Sample of scholarly writing
    Submit a piece of scholarly writing that demonstrates both your technical writing skills and your ability to make claims and support them with references and chains of logic. A paper that you have written for a previous course may suffice, or you may wish to construct a new paper. Your writing sample should be (mathematics) education related; please do not submit a technical mathematics paper. If you do not have an appropriate sample available, contact Dr. Kevin Moore for a writing prompt to which you will respond.
  • Current curriculum vita/resume
    (recommend fitting onto two pages)
  • Statement of purpose
    (recommend fitting onto two pages)
    Submit a statement explaining why you are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics education at the University of Georgia. Identify the educational problem or concern that drives you to pursue a PhD. Because the PhD is a research degree, identify a potential topic (or topics) of investigation and provisionally identify members of the faculty with whom you might work.

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