Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral graduate

Mathematics

You may apply for the Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics with a master’s degree or directly upon completion of a bachelor’s program. In addition to satisfying the general admission requirements of the Western Michigan University Graduate College, you must have acquired a sufficient level of mathematical background as determined by the mathematics faculty of the Department of Mathematics.

Collegiate mathematics education

To enter the program in collegiate mathematics education, you must have sufficient background in mathematics and education as determined by the Collegiate Mathematics Education Committee, a joint committee of the mathematics and mathematics education faculty.

WMU catalog description

Mathematics education

The Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics education focuses on K-12 mathematics curricula, teaching and learning mathematics and research and evaluation in mathematics education. Programs may focus on:

  • Preparation for mathematics education faculty positions in colleges and universities.
  • Supervision and curriculum development positions in school systems.
  • Evaluation positions in education-related institutions.

WMU catalog description

Admission

Application instructions

WMU has a new online graduate application system that allows all students (domestic and international) to submit required information into one system. General application information for the University, as well as specific requirements for individual programs, are captured into this system.

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Applicants are asked to include some program-specific information, with a summary for these requirements found below:

Applicants are encouraged to bookmark this information for quick reference while working through the graduate application process.

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Forms

Graduate program reference form

The six-year schedule of 4000+ courses beginning 2017 will help you plan your education to graduate in a timely manner.

Each summer, course offerings are sensitive to sufficient enrollment and availability of qualified faculty to teach them. Thus, courses listed in the 6-year plan may not be offered according to the indicated schedule. Students are advised to check schedules and meet with an advisor frequently for any changes in offerings that might affect their program plans.

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