Distance Learning Programs Offered At The University of Hawaiʻi

Certificate Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Accounting (ABC)Accounting (ABC)Leeward Community CollegeOnline

Designed to provide workforce skills to Liberal Arts students while earning their AA degree. Students taking these courses will also be able to enter the workforce after receiving their AA and can continue to work while pursuing a bachelor's degree.

The Academic Subject Certificate in Accounting will provide students with an opportunity to focus their elective studies on acquiring accounting skills. Students interested in exploring accounting as a possible major at a four-year institution can take these courses while earning their AA degree. Students also will have the opportunity to show potential employers they have accounting skills improving their chances of getting an accounting clerk position. Students holding this certificate will also be able to present themselves as receiving specialized training in accounting, which will greatly enhance their employment potential and admission into four-year business programs.

Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate
Contact: Tina Lee
Phone: (808) 455-0348
Email: tinaplee@hawaii.edu
Accounting (CA)Accounting (CA)Leeward Community CollegeOnline

Designed to prepare the student for entry-level accounting positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, bookkeeping, and other related fields.

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement
Contact: Tina Lee
Phone: (808) 455-0348
Email: tinaplee@hawaii.edu
Administrative Support Hospitality and LegalAdministrative Support Hospitality and LegalLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The goal of the certificate is to train personnel to meet the needs of entry-level clerical/administrative positions public and private organizations.

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence
Contact: Kay Ono
Phone: (808) 455-0223
Email: kayono@hawaii.edu
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)UH West OʻahuOnline

The Certificate Program in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) provides students and practitioners in the field of disaster preparedness and emergency management with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge required in the growing and challenging areas of disaster preparedness, emergency management, and homeland security. The Certificate can be earned as a self-standing credential and may also be used as a part of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at the University of Hawaiʻi West-Oʻahu (UHWO). The Bachelor's degree includes on-campus classes.

The UHWO DPEM courses meet the requirements of Federal Emergency Management Institute's Higher Education Project, and this certificate is approved by FEMA within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Hawaiʻi State Board of Regents.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Business EssentialsBusiness EssentialsLeeward Community CollegeOnline

Focuses on developing computational skill patterns, communicating clearly and concisely on professional and personal levels; selecting and utilizing word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. One of the three required certificates endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) for its Retail Management Certificate.

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence
Contact: Ross Higa
Phone: (808) 455-0284
Email: higaross@hawaii.edu
Health Care AdministrationHealth Care AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline
The Certificate Program in Health Care Administration provides students and health care practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge needed in the dynamic and growing health care field. The Certificate can be earned as a self-standing credential and may also be used as part of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at the University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu.
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
ManagementManagementLeeward Community CollegeOnline

Designed to enhance the marketability and increase earning potential of the Liberal Arts students who will enter the workforce upon graduation, work while earning their associate's degree, or continue working while pursuing a bachelor's degree.

The Academic Subject Certificate in Management will provide students with an opportunity to focus their elective studies on acquiring managerial skills. Students interested in exploring management as a possible major at a four-year institution can take these courses while earning their AA degree. Students also will have the opportunity to show potential employers they have basic management skills, improving their chances of moving into supervisory positions. Students holding this certificate will also be able to present themselves as receiving specialized training in management, which will enhance their employment potential and admission into four-year business programs.

Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate
Contact: Ross Higa
Phone: (808) 455-0284
Email: higaross@hawaii.edu
Management EssentialsManagement EssentialsLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The Management Essentials Program provides students with management skills and knowledge necessary to advance to various levels of administrative and supervisory positions.

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence
Contact: Ross Higa
Phone: (808) 455-0284
Email: higaross@hawaii.edu
Management FoundationsManagement FoundationsLeeward Community CollegeOnline

Provides insight to practical applications of managerial functions, theories and structures; introduction to accounting theory, and marketing fundamentals. One of the three required certificates endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) for its Retail Management Certificate.

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence
Contact: Ross Higa
Phone: (808) 455-0284
Email: higaross@hawaii.edu
Retail FoundationsRetail FoundationsLeeward Community CollegeOnline

Develops interpersonal communication skills; an understanding of human resource managers roles and duties; and provides a foundation in retail management. One of the three required certificates endorsed by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) for its Retail Management Certificate.

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence
Contact: Ross Higa
Phone: (808) 455-0284
Email: higaross@hawaii.edu
Small Business AccountingSmall Business AccountingLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The Certificate of Competence in Small Business Accounting is for the student who wishes to quickly acquire accounting knowledge to be applied in a new or continuing small business. This certificate can be earned by attending live or online classes. Both the Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science Degree programs are designed to prepare the student for entry-level accounting positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, bookkeeping, and other related fields. We emphasize our students' development in the areas of analytical knowledge, communication skills, and computer applications. Our accounting programs provide solid foundations for any business career in government and private industry.

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Competence
Contact: Tina Lee
Phone: (808) 455-0348
Email: tinaplee@hawaii.edu
Substance Abuse and Addiction StudiesSubstance Abuse and Addiction StudiesUH West OʻahuOnline
The Certificate in Substance Abuse and Addictions Studies (CSAAS) is designed to help students meet the State education requirements for certification as substance abuse counselors and to provide continuing education opportunities for professionals in the addictions field.
Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Writing Business TrackWriting Business TrackLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The Academic Subject Certificate in Writing provides a structured course of study for students interested in further developing their facilities with written language, critical thinking, and creativity.

This Certificate will greatly enhance students' educational and career opportunities. As research has clearly demonstrated, writing offers an unparalleled opportunity for intellectual and creative development.

Students who are extensively trained in writing have enhanced skills that will promote their educational and career success. At the same time, writing is also one of the best vehicles there is for intellectual and creative growth and development.

Degree Awarded: Academic Subject Certificate
Contact: Stephen Herr
Phone: (808) 455-0428
Email: sherr@hawaii.edu

Associate of Arts Degree Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
AccountingAccountingLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare the student for entry-level accounting positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, bookkeeping, and other related fields.

Degree Awarded: Associate in Science (AS)
Contact: Tina Lee
Phone: (808) 455-0348
Email: tinaplee@hawaii.edu
Liberal ArtsLiberal ArtsLeeward Community CollegeOnline

One of the most important skill employers seek is the ability to communicate effectively. Employers also look for a strong work ethic, teamwork, initiative, and problem-solving & analytical abilities. These are the specific abilities sharpened by liberal arts courses. Choosing a liberal arts major is one way to prepare for a world where new and unexpected careers are invented every day. (the required Speech class is a hybrid offering, requiring some on-campus sessions)

Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts (AA)
Contact: Arts & Humanities Division Office
Phone: (808) 455-0350
TeachingTeachingLeeward Community CollegeOnline

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program is designed to provide a career ladder for teaching. The program prepares you to be an effective educator and provides a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in education. The AAT degree also embeds field experiences in most pre-professional education courses, so you'll learn about teaching in local classrooms with experienced teachers.

Degree Awarded: Associate of Arts (AA)
Contact: Program Office
Phone: (808) 455-0467

Bachelor Degree Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Business AdministrationBusiness AdministrationUH HiloITV

In partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi Center in West Hawaiʻi, and through the business pathway agreement between UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College, the UH Hilo's Bachelor of Business Administration is available to students residing in West Hawaiʻi.

Taught by UH Hilo College of Business and Economics faculty, this AACSB International accredited business degree program will be delivered by using a "blended class" distance learning technology. To complete this five-semester program, students will need to possess certain qualifications.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact:

Dr. Kelly Burke
Phone: (808) 932-7248
Email: cobeuhh@hawaii.edu

Business Administration, General Business AdministrationBusiness Administration, General Business AdministrationUH West OʻahuITV, Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in General Business Administration prepares students for management roles in small to multinational organizations. Students receive a solid foundation in business objectives and processes and are provided with an understanding of perspectives that form the context of business including: ethical and global issues; the influence of political, social, legal, regulatory, environmental, and technological issues; and the impact of demographic diversity on organization.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, AccountingBusiness Administration, AccountingUH West OʻahuITV, Online

UH West Oʻahu offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of accounting and the skills necessary to analyze, evaluate and report financial information as well as identify local and international issues that affect the business environment.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, MarketingBusiness Administration, MarketingUH West OʻahuITV, Online

The study of marketing involves analyzing processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners and society at large. Marketing students learn to evaluate and develop advertising, public relations, and direct mail campaigns as well as examine the science of consumer behavior and business in the context of promotion and publicity.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing will be exposed to an interdisciplinary business curriculum including finance, economics, information systems, accounting and management.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Early Childhood & SPEDEarly Childhood & SPEDUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The Blended ECE emphasis prepares graduates to work with young children with and without disabilities in preschool through 3rd grade (PK-3) settings. Upon successful completion of this degree and submission passing scores for the appropriate licensing tests, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB) to teach pre-kindergarten through third grade (PK-3) in a general education classroom AND preschool through third grade in special education.

Degree Awarded: Bachelors in Education (B.Ed.)
Contact: UHM College of Education Special Education Department
Phone: (808) 956-7956
Email: chaude@hawaii.edu
Elementary EducationElementary EducationUH MānoaOnline, On-site

A full-time program of study, 2 years including summers. Classes taught online and/or during on-teaching hours. Currently employed teachers may use their job as student teaching placement (must be in the subject area of licensure).

Degree Awarded: Bachelors in Education (B.Ed.)
Contact: Office of Student Academic Services
Phone: (808) 956-7849
Email: osas@hawaii.edu
NursingNursingUH HiloOnline, On-site

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo), in collaboration with the University Centers at Kauaʻi CC, Maui CC, and West Hawaiʻi, is initiating distance delivery of its Baccalaureate Nursing Program for RNs, beginning in Spring 2004. The program is identical to the successful residential RN to BSN program that has been offered at UH Hilo since 1992.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor in Science
Contact:

Jeanie Flood
Phone: (808) 932-7063
Email: jflood@hawaii.edu

Hawaiʻi Statewide Nursing ConsortiumHawaiʻi Statewide Nursing ConsortiumUH MānoaITV, Online

The Hawaiʻi Statewide Nursing Consortium (HSNC) program for associate degree nursing (ADN) graduates is a statewide continuing consortium nursing curriculum available to UH students from Kauaʻi Community College, Maui College and beginning in Fall 2015, Kapiʻolani Community College. The program builds upon initial nursing preparation with coursework to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide an increased understanding of the cultural, economic, and social issues that affect the delivery of safe, quality patient care.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Contact: Leslie Coons
Coordinator
Phone: (808) 956-3793
EMAIL: lcoons@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)UH West OʻahuOnline

The study of disaster preparedness and emergency management provides students with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of emergency management administrators. At UH West Oʻahu, students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management or a certificate in Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management. All courses meet the national standards as established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education Project.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, General Public AdministrationPublic Administration, General Public AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in General Public Administration learn to apply the principles of effective public sector management and identify and evaluate problems, policy dilemmas and solutions in public administration. This program will also assist those who are already employed with the city, state, and federal government to advance their careers, and to more fully develop management, legal, behavioral and communication skills for more effective job performance.

Students will receive a solid foundation in public sector practices and processes complemented by coursework in the social sciences. All General Public Administration students will receive a fundamental understanding of, and appreciation for, public sector management practices and administrative procedures.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Health Care AdministrationPublic Administration, Health Care AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (BAPA) prepares students for supervisory and management roles in the public sector. The concentration in Health Care Administration provides students with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge needed in the dynamic and growing health care field. Courses for the degree are offered solely online.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Justice AdministrationPublic Administration, Justice AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in Justice Administration will learn to apply the principles of justice administration to local, state and federal judicial systems, as well as identify and evaluate problems, policy dilemmas and solutions in justice administration.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, Applied TrackSocial Sciences, Applied TrackUH West OʻahuOnline, ITV, On-site

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS) is offered only to students on the neighbor islands. Students in this program take courses in three study themes: Human Development, Health, and Healing; Culture and Environment; and Economy and Society. Courses for the degree program are offered in a three-year plan, primarily online, and on occasion in-person courses. Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty or staff advisors to help with academic planning.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, Early Childhood EducationSocial Sciences, Early Childhood EducationUH West OʻahuOnline, On-site

Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood Education are offered primarily online with occasional in-person courses. Students enrolled in this program will be assigned to a faculty advisor or staff advisors to help with academic planning. Oʻahu students in this program are required to attend in-person classes once a month.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, Political ScienceSocial Sciences, Political ScienceUH West OʻahuOnline

Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Political Science are offered solely online.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary EducationPost-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary EducationUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education Statewide offering provides teacher education access to prospective teachers across the state who do not have geographic access to licensure programs (priority admission granted to applicants from the islands of Maui, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, Molokaʻi, and Lanaʻi).

The "Statewide" is available in the content areas of Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Career & Technical Education; and is offered in an online/hybrid format with fieldwork requirements conducted on the candidates’ respective islands.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Office of Student Academic Services
Phone: (808) 956-7915
Email: osas@hawaii.edu
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special EducationPost-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special EducationUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The Post Baccalaureate in Special Education (PB-SPED), a 33 credit program (plus 1 credit of ETEC 501*), is offered Statewide by the Department of Special Education to those with a Bachelor's degree in any field and desiring a teaching license in special education. There is a heavy emphasis on field experience to refine practical skills in applied settings. Field experience courses include a minimum nine-hour-a-week field placement requirement.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Special Education
Phone: (808) 956-7856
Email: sumiye@hawaii.edu

Graduate Certificate Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT)UH MānoaOnline

The Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) is a graduate level program offered fully online requiring completion of 15 credits (5 courses). Although targeted for Hawaiʻi's educators, this program will also appeal to online educators throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Learning Design and Technology
Phone: (808) 956-7671
Email: edtech-dept@lists.hawaii.edu
Disability and Diversity Studies CertificateDisability and Diversity Studies CertificateUH MānoaOnline

The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies (DDS) is a 15 credit graduate level (master's, doctoral, and post-doctoral) program sponsored by the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) in the College of Education.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Center on Disability Studies
Phone: (808) 956-4454
Email: nstodden@hawaii.edu
Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education ProgramKahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education ProgramUH HiloITV, On-site

This Board of Regent's approved Certificate is a Post-Baccaulaureate program since students are required to have a BA or BS as an entrance requirement.

Kahuawaiola is designed to qualify students for the Teacher's License issued by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education. Kahuawaiola will be a special interest to those planning to teach in Hawaiian medium schools, Hawaiian language and culture programs in English medium schools, and schools serving students with a strong Hawaiian cultural background.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact:

Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa
Phone: (808) 932-7360
Email: keiki@leoki.uhh.hawaii.edu

Reading K-12 Graduate CertificateReading K-12 Graduate CertificateUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The objective of this graduate certificate is to prepare literacy leaders, including reading specialists, literacy coaches and teachers who are curriculum leaders in the area of literacy.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Curriculum Studies
Phone: (808) 956-4401
Email: csdept@hawaii.edu

Master Degree Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Computer ScienceComputer ScienceUH MānoaOnline

The Master of Science in Computer Science focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative software technology. In teaching these valuable skills, the program relies on intensive collaboration and apprenticeship with faculty and with other students.

UH Mānoa is the originating campus. Therefore, to be admitted to this program, you must first be admitted to UH Mānoa. However, you may take UH Online courses without admission to the program by meeting all the prequisites of the course and applying as an Outreach College student.

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Contact: Dan Suthers
Information and Computer Sciences Department
Phone: (808) 956-3890
Email: suthers@hawaii.edu
Curriculum Studies (varying emphases)Curriculum Studies (varying emphases)UH MānoaOnline, On-site

Program includes off-campus offerings on Maui, Kauaʻi, and other locations. There are some online components with varying start dates.

Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
Contact: Curriculum Studies
Phone: (808) 956-4401
Email: csdept@hawaii.edu
Educational Foundation, Private SchoolEducational Foundation, Private SchoolUH MānoaOnline, On-site

This program is a collaboration of the Department of Educational Foundations and the Hawaiʻi Association of Independent Schools (HAIS). It is designed for administrators, teachers, and other educators. Instruction blends research-based knowledge with the wisdom of experienced private school leaders to prepare professionals for positions of leadership.

Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
Contact: Educational Foundations
Phone: (808) 956-7913
Email: edef@hawaii.edu
Executive MBAExecutive MBAUH MānoaITV, Online

The MBA Program for the Neighbor Islands offers participants a challenging, relevant and integrated course of study designed to meet the demands of a changing global business environment. The 48-credit hour program is geared toward individuals who have shown leadership or management potential. The goal of this program is to provide participants with a competitive edge in analytical, human resources and decision-making skills for a managerial position within today's dynamic global economy.

Degree Awarded: Master Degree
Contact: Executive Education Center
Phone: (808) 956-8870
Email: nimba@hawaii.edu
Human Resources ManagementHuman Resources ManagementUH MānoaITV

The Master of Human Resource Management program is offered in an accelerated executive format for working professionals and is specifically customized to equip human resource managers with the tools necessary to effectively meet the challenges of an ever-changing business climate.

Degree Awarded: Master Degree
Contact: Executive Education Center
Phone: (808) 956-8870
Email: mhrm@hawaii.edu
Indigenous Language and Culture EducationIndigenous Language and Culture EducationUH HiloITV

This Master's program is designed for indigenous language and culture education practitioners. Students are provided with the tools to carry out indigenous language and culture education in their language of focus.

Degree Awarded: Master of Arts (MA)
Contact:

Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa
Phone: (808) 932-7360
Email: keiki@leoki.uhh.hawaii.edu

Learning Design and TechnologyLearning Design and TechnologyUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The Online Master's in Learning Design and Technology (OTEC) program welcomes busy professionals from the neighbor islands and the mainland United States as well as foreign students who hold a bachelor's degree and find time and distance constraints of furthering an on-campus degree too difficult. OTEC is a two-year academic program leading to a Master's in Education (M.Ed).

Degree Awarded: Masters in Education (M.Ed)
Contact: Educational Technology
Phone: (808) 956-7671
Email: edtech-dept@lists.hawaii.edu
Library & Information ScienceLibrary & Information ScienceUH MānoaITV, Online

The LIS Program educates individuals for careers as librarians and information specialists. The Program serves a diverse student population that represents the Hawaiʻi-Pacific area, national and international regions of the world. Students in the Program obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are fundamental to professional competence and career-long professional growth in library and information services. The Program's distance education program currently offers approximately 30 percent of its courses via ITV to the neighbor islands and rural parts of the State; at least 2 courses are available through this medium each fall and spring semester.

Degree Awarded: Master of Library & Information Science (MLISc)
Contact: Violet Harada
LIS Program
Phone: (808) 956-3494
Email: slis@hawaii.edu
Music EducationMusic EducationUH MānoaOnline

The Music Department at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa offers the Master of Arts-Music Education degree, which is intended for those individuals who have attained a B.Ed or comparable degree and are currently teaching in the public or private school.

The Online Master of Arts in Education is offered for those whose circumstances preclude the more traditional campus residency route.

Degree Awarded: Master of Arts (MA)
Contact: Dr. Chet-Yang Loong
Music Department
Phone: (808) 956-3253
Email: chetyeng@hawaii.edu
NursingNursingUH MānoaITV, Online
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
URL: none
Contact: School of Nursing
Student Services
Phone: (808) 956-8939
Rehabilitation CounselingRehabilitation CounselingUH MānoaOnline

The University of Hawaiʻi Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science offers a distance program leading to a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science, with a specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling. It is the only such program in the Pacific Basin and the nation accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) that serves predominantly Asians and Pacific Islanders. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor examination.

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (M.S.)
Contact: Dr. Kathryn Yamamoto, Ph.D., CRC
Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
Phone: (808) 956-4386
Email: kky@hawaii.edu
Social WorkSocial WorkUH MānoaITV, Online

The MSW program meets the workforce needs to prepare and credential professional social workers residing in neighbor island and rural areas with limited social services.

Degree Awarded: Master Degree in Social Work
Contact: Dr. Rebecca Stotzer
Phone: (808) 956-6121
Email: rstotzer@hawaii.edu
Special EducationSpecial EducationUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The M.Ed. in Special Education-Interdisciplinary 30 credit program is designed for those:

(a) who are already licensed in special education and wish to pursue a master's degree for career advancement, or

(b) who desire a master's degree without teacher licensure, such as those working in non-classroom-based services/settings or working with adults with disabilities.

Degree Awarded: Master of Education Degree (M.Ed)
Contact: Special Education
Phone: (808) 956-7956
Email: sumiye@hawaii.edu
TeachingTeachingUH MānoaOn-site, Online

The Statewide Master of Education in Teaching (MEdT) program is a two-year, field-based program designed for those living on neighbor islands who are interested in pursuing careers in teaching and have already earned baccalaureate degrees in fields other than education.

Upon successful completion of this degree and submission of passing scores for the appropriate licensing tests, you will be recommended for initial teacher licensure to the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board (HTSB) to teach elementary (K-6), secondary (6-12), or Hawaiian Language Immersion (K-12) in a general education classroom. Programs offered at the secondary level are: English, Hawaiian Language, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Consult the program chair for the availability of licensure options for other secondary areas.

Degree Awarded: Master of Education in Teaching Degree (M.Ed.T)
Contact: UHM College of Education
Phone: (808) 956-7915
Email: osas@hawaii.edu

Doctoral Degree Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
NursingNursingUH MānoaOnline

The Ph.D. in Nursing program will prepare visionary scholars who are capable of:

  • conducting culturally appropriate clinical scholarship to improve the health of a diverse society and
  • teaching in nursing educational programs (especially those with minority student populations).

The program requires 45 credits of post master's course work, plus dissertation. Graduates will earn a PhD in Nursing. Two core areas make up the program of study:

  • Knowledge development and clinical scholarship (27 credits)
  • Nursing education (8 credits)

Degree Awarded: Doctoral Degree
Contact: School of Nursing
Student Services
Phone: (808) 956-8939
Nursing PracticeNursing PracticeUH HiloOnline, On-site

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a program designed to prepare the nurse at an advanced level of nursing science. The program emphasizes the development of the student's capacity to impact the clinical setting as leaders and educators and to utilize clinical research to improve and transform health care. The program as two entry points: BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP.

Degree Awarded: Doctoral Degree
Contact:

Dr. Alice Davis
DNP Coordinator
Phone: (808) 932-7073
Email: aedavis@hawaii.edu

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