Graduate Student Handbook

Prohibiting Awarding of a Second Degree in the Same Field

The UH Hilo policy is that a second degree at the same level (master’s or doctoral) can be awarded only when a significant amount of additional coursework in a different field is completed. Normally students who have already earned a master’s or doctoral degree in a given discipline at either a foreign or U.S. institution may not earn a second degree in a similar field at the same level from UH Hilo.