Graduate Division

Graduate Admissions

Application Information

Graduate level applications are a two part process. Students must submit a University of Hawaiʻi Online Application form which includes uploads of supplemental documents to the online system and requests for all required letters of recommendation. Official transcripts for all prior coursework must then be requested and sent to the UH Hilo Graduate Division.

Information on program specific application requirements can be found in the Program Application Checklists on the Graduate Programs page.

Application fee:
All applicants (except for non-degree seeking, summer school or continuing education applicants) are required to make an on-line payment of a $50.00 non-refundable and non-transferable application fee (by Credit Card) to complete submission of the application.

We highly recommend submitting your UH application online. If you are not able to do so, please contact us at hilograd@hawaii.edu for assistance.

Certified Electronic Transcripts may be sent to

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

Hard copies should be addressed to

UH Hilo Graduate Division
200 W. Kāwili St.
COBE Building, Room 201
Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720-4091

Fall 2022 Admission Status

The admission application for Fall 2022 is now open. Please see program deadlines below:

Program Status Next Deadline
Doctor of Nursing Practice Open Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021
Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Graduate Certificate Open Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021
Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization Graduate Certificate Open Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021
Indigenous Language and Culture Education, MA Open Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021
Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization, PhD Open Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021
Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science, MS Open Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021
Teaching, MA Open Priority Deadline: December 15, 2021
Counseling Psychology, MA Open Priority Deadline: January 21, 2022

The following programs are not accepting students for 2022, the next cohorts will begin in 2023:

Program Status Next Admission Term
Heritage Management, MA Closed Fall 2023
Education, MEd Closed Fall 2023

Graduate Programs

International Graduate Applicants

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

2020 University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and a campus of the University of Hawaiʻi system. Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Stotter/Jenna Waipa, eeoaa@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7642