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2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Mathematics and Science Education, M.S.M.S.E.

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The Department of Education is not accepting applications or matriculating new graduate students for the 2018-2019 academic year. The information provided regarding admission criteria for individual tracks is for reference purposes only and does not constitute an intent to consider or admit new students for the 2018-2019 academic year.


The Master of Science in Mathematics and Science Education (M.S.M.S.E.) is a collaboration between the Department of Education  and The College of Engineering and Natural Sciences . This program provides a solid background in mathematics and science principles for application within formal and/or informal classroom settings. The M.S.M.S.E. program is designed for certified and practicing teachers and others with degrees or work experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who wish to enhance their subject matter knowledge and skills in science and math disciplines. It includes a core of research courses, professional education courses and electives in math and science. M.S.M.S.E. students are required to complete a final research or capstone project on a STEM topic. Students may also complete the program with a thesis.


The purposes of the M.S.M.S.E. program are to:

  • Enhance subject matter knowledge and literacy in science, math and/or technology;
  • Develop practicing scholars of educational research related to STEM topics; and
  • Collaborate with faculty in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences  to meet academic and career needs of students.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the M.S.M.S.E. program, a student will be able to:

  • Think critically and speak and write clearly in STEM areas;
  • Promote science and math literacy in the K-12 classroom and society through project-based courses and experiences; and
  • Complete a capstone STEM research project in a science/math discipline that will help students develop the skills, and dispositions for lifelong learning.


The Department of Education is not accepting applications or matriculating new graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year. The information below is for reference purposes only and does not constitute an intent to consider or admit new students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Admission to the graduate programs in education is selective. Minimum requirements for admission include:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4-point scale);
  • At least three letters of recommendation from college instructors or others who can attest to the applicant’s intellectual promise, motivation, and maturity; 
  • A carefully composed statement of purpose; and
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination.

The statement of purpose should be at least 1000 words in length and should articulate how the applicant’s scholarly interests and/or professional goals fit with the goals and objectives of the graduate program. Applicants who do not meet these minimum requirements may be considered for provisional or probationary admission at the discretion of the Graduate Program Advisor or the faculty of the Department of Education .

Students seeking admission to the graduate program should contact the Graduate Program Advisors in the Department of Education  with further questions about the program and admission procedures. Applications are reviewed year round, but for full consideration, applicants are asked to turn in a completed application prior to March 1 for the following Fall semester and prior to October 15 for the following Spring semester. The deadline for scholarships and assistantships is earlier, typically between January 15 and February 1. (See the Graduate School website for details.) Application materials should be submitted directly to the Graduate School at The University of Tulsa.

Curriculum Requirements

Math and Science Courses (15 hours)

Selected from mathematics/science education (MSE) courses offered by the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences .

Total: 30 hours