Applying for Graduate Study

The admissions process is highly competitive. Prospective MA or PhD students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with our faculty. We welcome applications from individuals whose academic interests match our expertise.

  • The application deadline 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 Anthropology

Prospective students must complete the online application as provided by the Department of Anthropology. All questions concerning the application and associated requirements should be directed to anthprog@hawaii.edu.

Applicants should direct their recommendation writers (at least three) to the Letter of Recommendation Form as provided by the Department of Anthropology.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and complications applicants may encounter due to lack of GRE testing sites, we are waiving the GRE requirement ONLY for Fall 2021 admissions.

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