Applying for Graduate Study

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

  • The application deadline for all required materials for Fall admission is December 1 (Fall admissions only).

Prospective MA and PhD students must complete two separate applications:

1) UH Mānoa Graduate Division

  • Prospective students must complete the online application as provided by Graduate Division.
  • All questions concerning the application and associated requirements should be directed to Graduate Division.
  • There is an application fee.

2) Department of Psychology

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.

All inquiries regarding graduate study should be directed to