Science Math Education

SMED was conceived in 1990 by the faculty at Southern University. It was implemented in 1998, enrolled its first students in spring of 1999. This Doctor of Philosophy program is the only Ph. D. program in science and mathematics education, with master’s level proficiency in mathematics and science content in Louisiana.

This interdisciplinary doctoral program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry or biology. If you enter this program without the master’s degree or equivalent in one of these content areas, you will earn a M.S. degree or complete a master’s equivalency during the course of study. The objectives of the Program are the production of new knowledge, processes, and products in science/mathematics and educational technology; the production of an ethnically diverse cadre of research scholars and educational leaders.