Graduate Admissions

Application Deadline is December 15, 2020 for the Fall Semester 2021

Note:  You may apply at any time if you are a recent major fellowship awardee (e.g., NSF GRF, EPA STAR, NSERC, ARC, etc.).  In such cases, please contact zoolgrad@hawaii.edu for guidance.

For questions or problems with the application process, please call (808) 956-8303 or email lifesci@hawaii.edu.

There are two concurrent steps for applying for admission to the Zoology Graduate Program:  (1) completing your application (starting with this web page – see below), and (2) finding a graduate advisor. If you are accepted by our admissions committee, yet do not find an advisor, then you will not be accepted by the program, so it is important that you contact potential advisors directly. Listed below are Zoology Graduate Faculty who are possibly accepting new graduate students. You can view their web pages by clicking here.

Before starting the application process, you may find the following general guides to be helpful:

  1. How to apply to graduate school
  2. How to find a good graduate advisor

To download details regarding the Zoology Graduate Program admissions process, [click here].

To apply for admission to the Zoology Graduate Program, please complete the following steps:

  1. If you have already applied to the UH Manoa Office of Graduate Division, and have had your official transcripts mailed there, you do NOT have to do so again. The Graduate Division will forward them to the Zoology Graduate Program.
  2. If you have NOT yet applied to the UH Manoa Office of Graduate Division, then please have your official transcripts mailed to: 
          Zoology Graduate Admissions
          School of Life Sciences Main Office
          University of Hawaii at Manoa
          2538 McCarthy Mall, EDM 216
          Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Complete your applications to BOTH the UH Manoa Office of Graduate Division AND the Zoology Graduate Program in either order:

    1. Complete the general UH graduate application by clicking the following link: UH Manoa Office of Graduate Education.
    2. Download and complete the Zoology Graduate Program supplemental application by clicking the following link:  Zoology Graduate Program Supplements FormUpload your completed Zoology Supplemental application to the UHM Graduate Division's Supplemental Document website (https://documentupload.manoa.hawaii.edu/upload/#/login).
  2. Please remember to also submit the following documents to the Graduate Division Supplemental Document Website:
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Objectives
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
 
It is important that you contact potential advisors directly to determine the level of mutual interest in working together. Graduate Faculty Currently Accepting Students for Fall 2021 include:  

Regular Level 3 Faculty (PhD or MS students):

Cooperating Level 3 Faculty (PhD or MS students):

Cooperating Level 2 Faculty (MS students only):

NOT accepting new graduate students for Fall 2021: