Admission to the Graduate Program

To apply to the TPSS Graduate Program, you will need to submit a general application to he UH Manoa Graduate School and a supplemental application to the TPSS Graduate School Program.

Application Requirements

1) Apply to the UH Manoa Graduate School, which includes submission of:

  • General Application
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE); taken with the last three years is required for all applicants
  • All post-secondary academic transcripts
  • For foreign students only (one of the following tests is required):
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – minimum scores are 600/100 (paper/Internet), with subtest scores of 25 for listening and 25 for speaking
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – minimum score is 6.00 for the overall band test results. For teaching assistantship applicants, minimum score is 7.00.

2) Supplemental application to the TPSS Graduate School Program includes submission of:

  • Statement of objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation

This supplemental application should be mailed to:
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
3190 Maile Way
St. John 102
Honolulu, HI 96822

Fall enrollment – January 15*
Spring enrollment – August 1*

* Application review starts on this day; however, dates may be extended if spaces are available.