Residency Program Requirement

Residence is defined as a classified graduate student who is enrolled at UHM. The student must satisfy the residency requirement for each degree being pursued. The student must satisfy the residency requirement for each degree being pursued. A full-time semester is when a student is enrolled in 8 or more credits. Transfer credits may not be used to reduce the UHM residence requirements.

DEGREE PROGRAM MINIMUM RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS
Graduate Certificate one full-time semester or the equivalent in credits
Master's Degree two full-time semesters or four summer sessions* or the equivalent in credits

* Summer sessions generally last six weeks but may vary in length from three to ten weeks.

Doctorate three full-time semesters or the equivalent in credits

A master’s degree earned at UHM in the same field may be used to satisfy two semesters of the three-semester doctoral residence requirement.