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. 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.

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.


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