Degree Programs


M.A. Program Statement


The M.A. Program of the Department of Geography at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, provides training for students seeking to advance their understanding of the concepts and methodologies applied by professional geographers in both the public and private sector, as well as in academia. Our graduate students have obtained employment in education, federal or local government service, and business or industry, or have continued in their studies for higher degrees. The department prides itself on the standard of excellence it maintains and the resulting demand for its graduate students by the local, national and international community.

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Proposed MA Advisory Committee Form


Synopsis of the MA Program Form



Ph.D. Program Statement


The Ph.D. degree at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa is a rigorous, specialized program and graduating students are expected to be able to perform according to the highest standards of professionals in the field. PhD students develop a general understanding of the discipline of geography as a whole, its relationship with cognate fields, and its contribution to knowledge; a detailed understanding of at least one specialty within the discipline; the ability to conduct original, independent research of professional quality; and the ability to communicate the results of research in both oral and written forms.

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Synopsis of the PhD Program Form


Proposed PhD Advisory Committee Form



Graduate division links


Graduate Division Forms (Including Forms I, II, III etc.)


Graduate Division's tool to find eligible committee members.