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Academics

The Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) emphasizes the preparation of future public health leaders who are proficient at employing public health knowledge and skills to advocate for improved population-based health in a culturally diverse world.

Degree Programs 

Specialization Areas

Competencies
Students in our public health program are expected to meet a set of competencies established for each degree objective and area of specialization. These competencies define the knowledge and skills students obtain upon completion of the required course work for their degree. 

Courses
The University of Hawaii operates on the semester system with courses offered in the Fall (Aug-Dec) and Spring (Jan-May) as well as Summer Sessions I (May-Jul) and II (Jul-Aug).  The list of public health courses includes course descriptions and a link to the class syllabus and instructor by clicking on the course title. For a complete listing of all courses offered at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, view the University Catalog.