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Doctor of Philosophy

PhD in SLS Program

The PhD program in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i was established in 1988. The graduate faculty of the PhD program comprises all members of the SLS faculty, as well as faculty members of the Departments of Anthropology, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Linguistics. The goal of the program is to promote …

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PhD Admissions

Starting July 1, 2018, all supplemental materials and letters of recommendation must be submitted via the Graduate Application Supplemental Materials Upload Website. See complete instructions on this page. Who Can Apply The basic requirement for the PhD program is the completion of an MA in second language studies, applied linguistics, or second or foreign language …

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Financial Support for PhD Students

Each year, four years of guaranteed funding are offered to the four most qualified applicants to the PhD in SLS program, pending availability of funds. Financial assistance is in the form of a teaching and/or research graduate assistantship, as long as the enrolled student maintains a GPA of 3.5 or higher and takes 6 credits …

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