Applying for Graduate Study

The admissions process is highly competitive. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to review the prospective student information webpage and to familiarize themselves with our faculty. We welcome applications from individuals whose academic interests match our expertise.

  • Applications for Fall 2021 admissions are open
  • The application deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • We strongly encourage submitting all application materials by Friday, November 20
  • Early submissions provide the time needed to address any application issues before the deadline
  • Graduated Program Area webpages list faculty currently accepting applications
  • Please see the individual Graduate Program Areas for an important note on the GRE Requirement.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

The application process is divided into three stages. The stages can be completed concurrently.

Application Questions:


Graduate Program Admissions Timeline

  • December 1 - Deadline for all application materials.
  • Mid-February to early March - Applicants notified of an admission decision. In some cases, an applicant may be wait-listed, in which case final notification of acceptance or denial may not occur until early April.
  • April 15 - Deadline for applicants to accept or reject the admission.
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All inquiries regarding graduate study should be directed to gradpsy@hawaii.edu.