Mathematics and Science Education: Joint Doctoral Program

Mathematics and Science Education (ME75)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
Program Overview Math/Science Education is a field centered on the rigorous scientific investigation of issues that are at the intersection of educational research and research in math/science content domains.
Department Mathematics and Science Education: Joint Doctoral Program
Major Mathematics and Science Education
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

MUST apply first to SDSU.

(Note: please carefully read the admission requirements at the MSED site before applying: Students who do not have a Master's degree in one of the listed mathematics or science disciplines will not be considered for admission.)

Application Deadlines June 16, 2021 (Fall 2021)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

3 for SDSU application. None needed for UCSD application.

Statement of Purpose


Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.


Not required

Contact Info

Campus Office 5205 NSB
Phone (858) 534-4656
Fax (858) 534-5224
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0352
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0352