Admission Requirements and Procedures


Museum Studies

Applicants for the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program are required to have an undergraduate degree and possess a strong interest in Museum Studies or a related subject.


The deadline for Fall admission is March 1; the deadline for Spring admission is September 1

Prospective applicants must apply for classified admission to the program through the Office Graduate Education.

If you are a current UHM graduate student who wishes to pursue a graduate certificate concurrently, download the Concurrent Graduate Certificate Program Application Form and submit it to the Office Graduate Education.

Online Application

Visit University of Hawaii Online Admission Application and follow the onscreen instructions or download an application and fee payment form.

Use the Graduate Application Documents Upload Website to submit supporting application materials:

Note: Applicants are also required to mail directly to the Office of Graduate Education an official transcript from each university attended.

Application By Mail

Applicants who did not submit online applications may email “Supplemental Information Form” and “State of Objectives Form” as attachments to amstgrad@hawaii.edu or mail to:

Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program

c/o Dept. of American Studies
324 Moore Hall
1890 East-West Road
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu, HI 96822

GRE scores and two letters of recommendation for graduate certificate applicants are not required.


Please visit the Office of Graduate Education web site for current tuition schedules.

Financial aid is not provided for students enrolled in only the graduate certificate programs.