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

Completion of the 18-credit cluster of courses will lead to a Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM). These courses meet the national standards established by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education project. The goal of this Certificate is to provide DPEM practitioners with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of DPEM administrators.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Dr. Ross Prizzia
Phone: (808) 689-2365
Email: rprizzia@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 Administration (HCAD)Health Care Administration (HCAD)UH 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. Ongoing changes in the system have resulted in an array of opportunities for health care administrators to make significant contributions to improving health care for all. Completion of the 18-credit cluster of courses will lead to the certificate in Health Care Administration. These courses have been selected because they are ideally suited to meet the critical needs of health care administrators.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Dr. Kristina Guo
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@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
Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)UH West OʻahuOnline

The Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance is designed to prepare students to become working professionals in the property and casualty insurance industry and to provide students with the information needed to pass licensure examinations such as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters series. Completion of the 18-credit cluster of courses below will lead to a certificate in Risk Management and Insurance.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Dr. Sharon Lee
Phone: (808) 689-2387
Email: slee32@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 Studies (SAAS)Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies (SAAS)UH West OʻahuOnline

Students will receive a strong theoretical foundation in substance use disorders and exposure to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as the basis for effective treatment of substance-related problems. Completion of the Certificate satisfies current state education requirements for substance abuse counselors (note: the state education requirements may also be satisfied with other social science course work). State certification further requires fieldwork hours and a written and oral examination.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Kanoa Meriwether
Email: kanoa@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 Administration, General Business AdministrationBusiness Administration, General Business AdministrationUH West OʻahuITV, Online

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.

General Business Administration students benefit from a broad educational experience that is relevant to many functional areas in the private or public sector, self-employment and entrepreneurship, and are well prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global marketplace. The program is a great foundation for a wide range of careers in sales, project management, business development, retail, government, education, human resource management, finance, accounting, information technology and much more. Graduates are also well prepared to pursue advanced degrees such as a Master of Business Administration or Accountancy.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Dr. Derrek Choy
Phone: (808) 689-2332
Email: derrekc@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, AccountingBusiness Administration, AccountingUH West OʻahuITV, Online

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

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: Dr. Franklin Kudo
Phone: (808) 689-2331
Email: fkudo@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, Hospitality and TourismBusiness Administration, Hospitality and TourismUH West OʻahuOnline

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism at UH West Oʻahu is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the skills necessary to manage operations in large and small hospitality and tourism related businesses including hotels, restaurants, food service, airlines, travel agencies, events and attractions and more.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Dr. Derrek Choy
Phone: (808) 689-2332
Email: derrekc@hawaii.edu
Business Administration, MarketingBusiness Administration, MarketingUH West OʻahuITV, Online

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

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.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Dr. Derrek Choy
Phone: (808) 689-2332
Email: derrekc@hawaii.edu
RN-BSNRN-BSNUH HiloOnline, On-site

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo), RN-BSN Program builds upon the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to provide a broader scope of practice that prepares the student for leadership and advancement in education. Courses are offered fully online, with the following exceptions: 1) Practice components in the program focus on community service and program development. Sites for practice experiences are located across the state of Hawaiʻi so students can partner with agencies in their own communities; these practice experiences are overseen by a site preceptor and a faculty member from the UH Hilo School of Nursing at the student's site. 2) A physical assessment course is arranged with the student at their site by a UH Hilo School of Nursing faculty member.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor in Science
Contact:

Dr. Joan Pagan
Phone: (808) 932-7061
Email: jniaukea@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 continuing consortium nursing curriculum available to UH students from Kauaʻi Community College and Maui 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:

Brian Akiyama
Pre-Nursing Advisor & Admission Specialist
Phone: (808) 956-3794

Tracy Chagami
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Phone: (808) 956-8452

Email: bsnurs@hawaii.edu

Interdisciplinary StudiesInterdisciplinary StudiesUH MānoaOnline, On-site

The BA Interdisciplinary Studies is a flexible and uniquely student-designed degree (36 major credits) which aligns the students interests, needs, and goals. The emphasis is in "Human Relations in Organizations" and attracts students interested in human and cultural relations and those who desire a basic understanding of organizational theory and practice. This distance program incorporates Mānoa courses taught face-to-face at UH Maui College and on-line classes via Laulima to accommodate students on the neighbor islands. After graduation, students may seek a master's program in fields like Education, Business, Social Work, Law and other areas requiring a bachelor’s degree. In addition, students can further their education by pursuing a certificate in Peace Studies in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Studies major. Contact the Outreach College on Maui for specific program requirements.

Degree Awarded: Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A.)
Contact: UHM Outreach College on Maui
Phone: (808) 984-3444
Email: mauioutr@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)Public Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)UH West OʻahuOnline

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

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: Dr. Ross Prizzia
Phone: (808) 689-2365
Email: rprizzia@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, General Public AdministrationPublic Administration, General Public AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

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.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Dr. Gary Helfand
Phone: (808) 689-2363
Email: helfand@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Health Care AdministrationPublic Administration, Health Care AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

The UH West Oʻahu Health Care Administration curriculum is designed to further a student’s understanding of central concepts of health care systems as well as analyze and provide solutions to health care challenges. The program provides students with the essential skills and knowledge to work as health care administrators in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and long-term care facilities.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Dr. Kristina Guo
Phone: (808) 689-2361
Email: kguo@hawaii.edu
Public Administration, Justice AdministrationPublic Administration, Justice AdministrationUH West OʻahuOnline

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

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: Dr. Gary Helfand
Phone: (808) 689-2363
Email: helfand@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, Early Childhood EducationSocial Sciences, Early Childhood EducationUH West OʻahuOnline

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

Early Childhood Education students will examine how parents and other family members work collaboratively with teachers to build a learning and home environment that stimulates curiosity through informal educational opportunities. The principles of quality education, multiculturalism, critical thinking, and reflective teaching are infused in all major coursework. The courses are designed to build a strong sense of social justice while also educating all students from diverse backgrounds and inspiring teachers as agents of change.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Dr. Susan Matoba Adler
Phone: (808) 689-2337
Email: adlers@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, Political ScienceSocial Sciences, Political ScienceUH West OʻahuITV, Online

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

Political science at UH West Oʻahu offers the "big picture" understanding students need in order to deal with a rapidly changing political universe. The world’s most pressing local problems are increasingly economic, environmental and global; where multinational corporations are becoming more powerful than nation-states; and where new electronic information technologies give the individual growing importance in shaping politics. The goal of the program is to help students gain the knowledge, skill sets and motivation to participate at all these levels of public life. Teaching strategies emphasize active, democratic, service and multi-cultural modes of learning. All of this gives the discipline wide application in most areas of public, personal and work life.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Dr. Louis Herman
Phone: (808) 689-2371
Email: louisher@hawaii.edu
Social Sciences, PsychologySocial Sciences, PsychologyUH West OʻahuOnline

To meet the educational needs of students who reside on the neighbor islands, this baccalaureate program delivered through Distance Learning has been established as a transfer program for students who have completed the first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore) from a neighbor island community college in the UH system.  Students enrolled in this program will be assigned faculty advisors to help with academic planning.

Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. UH West Oʻahu offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Psychology degree that integrates practical mental health applications with current theory. Students select courses from four clusters: Human Development; Social Psychology; Experimental Psychology; and Clinical and Applied Psychology. The program culminates with a final senior seminar capstone course that is designed to guide students in the research and writing of a review paper on a topic of psychology. Through these course offerings, students will gain a strong understanding of psychological theory and methodology, while developing effective analytical and interpersonal skills.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Contact: Dr. Richard A. Langford
Phone: (808) 689-2375
Email: rlangfor@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, and Social Studies; 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

Graduate Certificate Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Certificate in Learning Design and Technology for Teachers (TeachTech)Certificate in Learning Design and Technology for Teachers (TeachTech)UH MānoaOnline

This new Graduate Certificate program is a 15-credit, fully online post-baccalaureate program. The purpose of TeachTech is to provide professional development for K-12 teachers in teaching digital-age students who will need 21st Century Skills for their future careers. Modeled after the department’s successful Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT), TeachTech prepares teachers with practical classroom technology skills while meeting common core standards.

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

Established in 2004, the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and 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. Students participate in interdisciplinary experiences with the goal to acquire skills in joint planning, decision-making, goal setting and to understand contemporary disability issues, research, and effective practices from a social, political, cultural and historical context. The program only offers courses entirely online.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Megan Conway
Center on Disability Studies
Phone: (808) 956-6166
Email: mconway@hawaii.edu
Curriculum Studies (Literacy Specialist PK-12)Curriculum Studies (Literacy Specialist PK-12)UH MānoaOnline, On-site

The MEd-CS Literacy Specialist Concentration is offered as a partnership between the Curriculum Studies and Special Education Departments. The program prepares literacy specialists to ensure all students achieve their maximum potentials as readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and practitioners of 21st Century literacies (e.g., digital, media, visual, critical). The program addresses both International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals: Reading Specialist/Literacy Coaches (ILA) and International Dyslexia Association Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (IDA). The Literacy Specialist program will be completely online, except for the orientation day during the first summer and a celebration day in the second summer. Students who are not on Oʻahu will receive up to $200 stipends to cover travel costs for both trips. Non-residents of Hawaiʻi may attend the celebration day online.

Degree Awarded: Certificate
Contact: Curriculum Studies
Phone: (808) 956-4401
Fax: (808) 956-9905
Email: csdept@hawaii.edu

Master Degree Programs

SubjectOffering CampusDelivery Method
Advanced Population Health NursingAdvanced Population Health NursingUH MānoaOnline

The Advanced Population Health Nursing (APHN) Program is a distance-based master's degree for registered nurses who wish to practice in Hawaiʻi, the US mainland or in an international setting. The program focuses on population-level health, wellness, and health promotion and disease prevention. The student learns critical population health skills such as community and population assessment; complex project/program management; disaster nursing, health services research; and health policy analysis. Coursework is completed via online learning and fieldwork is conducted in the student's own local community.

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Contact:

Brendon Friedman
Advanced Population Health Nursing Program Director
Phone: (808) 956-7236
Email: brendonf@hawaii.edu

Ray Jarmin
Graduate Program Advisor
Phone: (808) 956-3519
Email: gradnurs@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
EducationEducationUH HiloOnline

The Master of Education degree is a 30 semester-hour program designed to foster professional growth and renewal of practicing educators and licensed teachers. The program promotes teacher leaders who will engage in school renewal and reform through curriculum development, school decision-making, and community outreach. The curriculum focuses on philosophical, psychological, and curriculum foundations and emphasizes research and teaching tools, which include technology, assessment, research methodology, and advanced instructional strategies to facilitate instructional school-based leadership among program graduates. Program is restricted to students residing in the State of Hawaiʻi.

Degree Awarded: Master of Education (M.Ed)
Contact: Dr. Diane Barrett
Phone: (808) 932-7103
Email: barrett9@hawaii.edu
Executive MBAExecutive MBAUH MānoaITV

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. An intensive five-day residential session consisting of day and evening classes are required for all newly admitted Distance Learning Executive MBA participants. For neighbor island students, a stipend will be provided for round trip airfare to Honolulu for scheduled Oʻahu classes.

Degree Awarded: Master Degree
Contact: Executive Education Center
Phone: (808) 956-8135
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) 956-8135
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:

Makalapua Alencastre
Phone: (808) 932-7411
Email: kaawa@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). Students are required to attend two campus-based, weekend sessions as part of the program. The first is an orientation scheduled as part of a three-day, on-campus retreat usually beginning on the Friday of the weekend proceeding the first day of instruction in August. The second is a two-day Saturday-Sunday session after the fifth or sixth week of classes. There are no on-campus sessions required after these two in the first semester.

Degree Awarded: Master in Education (M.Ed)
Contact: Educational Technology
Phone: (808) 956-7671
Email: ltec@hawaii.edu
Library & Information ScienceLibrary & Information ScienceUH MānoaOnline

The Library and Information Science Program educates individuals for careers as librarians and information specialists. The Program serves a diverse student population that represents the Hawaiʻi-Pacific area as well as 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 offers approximately 30 percent of its courses as either synchronous hybrid courses (via UH Hālāwai) or as asynchronous (via UH Laulima) to neighbor islands; at least two courses are available to distance students each fall and spring semester. Because of time-zone differences, the nature of hybrid courses, and staffing/resource limitations, the Program does not accept out-of-state applicants who wish to complete the MLISc degree program online.

Degree Awarded: Master of Library & Information Science (MLISc)
Contact: LIS Program Coordinator
Library and Information Science Program
Phone: (808) 956-7321
Email: LISinfo@hawaii.edu
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

The MEd SPED program is a 30-credit online program designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in providing services to individuals with disabilities. The MEd SPED program supports career advancement in fields such as special education, early intervention, related services, and adult programs for individuals with disabilities. Candidates have flexibility, with the assistance of their academic advisor, to select elective coursework that informs their research emphasis area. There are also two 18 credit pre-established elective course sequences available: (a) Literacy Specialist and (b) Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Degree Awarded: Master of Education Degree (M.Ed)
Contact: College of Education, Department of Special Education
Phone: (808) 956-7956
Email: chaude@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
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