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Master’s Degree Programs

UH Mânoa confers the degrees of master of architecture, master of arts, master of education, master of education in teaching, master of fine arts, master of geoscience, master of library and information science, master of music, master of public administration, master of public health, master of science, master of social work, and master of urban and regional planning.

Faculty or staff members at rank 3 and above may not be awarded a master's degree by UH Mânoa in the graduate program administered by the department in which they are employed.

The master of accounting degree is offered through the Shidler College of Business for students who are contemplating careers in professional accountancy.

The master of arts degree is offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the School of Pacific and Asian Studies, and the Hawai'inuiâkea School of Hawaiian Knowledge for advanced course work including research in the following disciplines:

  • American studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art and art history
  • Asian studies
  • Communication
  • Communicology
  • Dance
  • East Asian languages and literatures
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Hawaiian
  • Hawaiian studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Pacific Islands studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Second language studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre

The master of education degree is offered through the College of Education for advanced course work including research in the following disciplines:

  • Curriculum studies
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational administration
  • Educational foundations
  • Educational psychology
  • Educational technology
  • Special education

The master of education in teaching degree is offered through the Institute of Teacher Education.

The master of fine arts degree is offered through the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Art and Art History for creative endeavors.

The master of geoscience for professionals is offered through the Department of Geology and Geophysics.

The master of library and information science degree is offered through the Department of Information and Computer Sciences as preparation for careers in information services in public, college, school, and technical libraries. Graduates are also prepared for careers in other types of information environments.

The master of music degree is offered through the Department of Music for composition and performance in music.

The master of public administration degree is offered through the Public Administration Program.

The master of public health degree is offered through the Public Health program to provide individuals with a broad background for professional practice in the field of public health at local, state, national, and international levels.

The master of science degree is offered through the Public Health program, the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the Schools of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Dental Hygiene, Travel Industry Management, and for advanced course work including research in the following disciplines:

  • Animal sciences
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic training
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Biological engineering
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Botany
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Communication sciences and disorders
  • Computer sciences
  • Developmental and reproductive biology
  • Electrical engineering
  • Entomology
  • Food science
  • Geology and geophysics
  • Kinesiology and rehabilitation science
  • Marine biology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biosciences and bioengineering
  • Natural resources and environmental management
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional sciences
  • Ocean and resources engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Public health
  • Travel industry management
  • Tropical medicine
  • Tropical plant and soil sciences
  • Tropical plant pathology
  • Zoology

The master of social work degree is offered through the School of Social Work. The program prepares graduates for counseling individuals, families, and groups; for social policy formulation and community organization; and for research and administration in the human services.

The master of urban and regional planning degree is offered through the Department of Urban and Regional Planning