Graduate Studies

page last updated Spring 2024

  • Prospective graduate students who are seeking a Masters or Doctorate degree, with interest in Japan-studies, at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa would first apply through the University’s Graduate Division.
  • The Departments of Asian Studies and the East Asian Languages and Literature also offer information on graduate admissions on their websites. Note that all applicants for the MA must have a BA or equivalent preparation, and must submit three letters of recommendation and GRE General Test scores. In addition to approval of admission by the Graduate Division, students must have satisfactory GRE scores (TOEFL scores, minimum of 560, are required of foreign students) and letters of recommendation.
  • The Graduate Certificate Program in Japanese Studies affords a structured way for graduate and professional students to gain cutting-edge knowledge of Japan, augment their major field of study, and enhance future employment opportunities. With a wide variety of courses crosscutting many disciplines, students can tailor the certificate program to meet their academic and career goals.
  • As of fall 2016, the Asian Studies Program at UH Mānoa is a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). This program allows master’s, graduate certificate, and doctoral students who are legal residents of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) member states to pay Hawai’i resident tuition when attending the UH-Mānoa Asian Studies Program. For full details please refer to the following: Asian Studies Program and Western Regional Graduate Program