Graduate Division

Graduate Education at UH Hilo

    Please submit all application materials to the Graduate Division

    Hard copies should be addressed to:

    UH Hilo Graduate Division
    200 W. K─üwili St.
    Hilo, Hawai╩╗i 96720-4091

    Electronic scans or attachments may be sent to:

    The UH Hilo Graduate Division
    Attn: Shelby Wong
    hilograd@hawaii.edu

    Please ensure that your full name appears at the top of each document.

    For applicants to programs in Ka Haka ╩╗Ula O Ke╩╗elik┼Źlani, please direct supporting documents to:

    Ku╩╗ulei Kepa╩╗a , kuulei.kepaa@hawaii.edu

    Application Information

    Graduate level applications are a two part process. Students must submit a University of Hawai╩╗i Common Application form plus all additional program specific application material. All application materials should be directed to the Graduate Division.

    Information on program specific application material can be found in the Program Application Checklists below.

    Application fee: All applicants (except for non-degree seeking, summer school or continuing education applicants) are required to make an on-line payment of this non-refundable and non-transferable application fee (by Visa or Master Card) to complete submission of the application.

    A paper application in PDF form for printing is available: PDF Application. If applying with the paper PDF application form, payment may be made via credit card, check or money order by using the UH Hilo Application Fee form. Original copies of both the paper application and fee form are required.

    Program Specific Priority Deadlines for Fall 2020 Admission

    Program Priority Deadline
    Doctor of Nursing Practice December 1, 2019
    Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Certificate December 1, 2019
    Hawaiian Language and Literature, MA December 1, 2019
    Indigenous Language and Culture Education, MA December 1, 2019
    Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization, PhD December 1, 2019
    Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science, MS December 1, 2019
    Teaching, MA December 15, 2019
    Counseling Psychology, MA January 15, 2020
    Education, MEd March 15, 2020

    Graduate Programs

    UH Hilo currently offers the following graduate and professional programs:

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Degree Programs

    Counseling Psychology, M.A.

    Priority deadline for applications is January 15, Closes: February 28, 2020.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice, D.N.P.

    Application Priority Deadline: December 1, Closes: February 1, 2020

    Teaching M.A.T.

    Application Priority Deadline: December 15

    Education, M.Ed.

    The next cohort for the M.Ed. will begin in Fall 2020, Application priority deadline: March 15, 2020.

    Heritage Management, M.A.

    The next cohort for the MA in Heritage Management will begin in Fall 2021; the priority deadline for applications is January 1, 2021.

    Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES), M.S.

    Application Priority Deadline: December 1

    Ka Haka ╩╗Ula O Ke╩╗elik┼Źlani

    Degree Programs

    Hawaiian Language and Literature, M.A.

    The next cohort in the MA Hawaiian Language and Literature will begin Fall 2020

    Indigenous Language and Culture Education, M.A.

    The next cohort in the MA Indigenous Language and Culture Education will begin Fall 2020

    Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization, Ph.D.

    The next cohort in the PhD in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization will begin Fall 2020

    Graduate Certificate Program

    Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Certificate website

    Application Priority Deadline: December 1

    Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

    Degree Programs

    Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
    Pharmaceutical Science, Ph.D.

    International Graduate Applicants

    Additional information for application is required for International Graduate applicants. Please see more information at the below link.


    Resources for Graduate Students

    Contact Information